South-South Cooperation in the News

Amid South China Sea tensions, China hosts meeting with defense ministers from 10-nation ASEAN

Amid South China Sea tensionsBEIJING — China hosted Southeast Asian defense ministers Friday in a bid to burnish its reputation in a region wary of Beijing's territorial ambitions, while expectations grow that the U.S. might directly challenge Chinese claims in the South China Sea.

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China South-South Climate Cooperation Fund To Help Pacific Nations affected by Climate Change

South South Climate Cooperation Fund To Help Pacific NationsChinese president Xi Jinpingin has signed a joined residential statement on climate change and announced the China South-South Climate Cooperation Fund to help affected developing nations.

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China Plays Key Role in Promoting South-South Cooperation - UN Official

China Plays Key Role in Promoting South South CooperationAddis Ababa — China plays a key role in promoting South-South cooperation through improving "key infrastructure" in developing countries, an official at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

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Brics in danger of collapsing as members fail to cohere

Brics in danger of collapsing as members fail to cohereWITH China’s economy in slowdown mode and continuing to cause turmoil across the world, doubts have once again surfaced about the prospects of the Brics bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA).

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Global goals ignore needs of the South

Global goals ignore needs of the SouthThe 70th session of the United Nations general assembly has endorsed the so-called sustainable development goals (SDGs), or global goals, as the post-2015 development agenda for the next 15 years.

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About The Project

Funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), the project focuses on the changing dynamics and implications of South- South cooperation, in the context of South Africa's avowed commitment to this cause in its international relations. The need to understand the complexities of South-South dynamics and their implications for foreign policy is particularly urgent for South Africa, which, while working to advance South-South multilateralism, must also contend with the corresponding need to remain true to other universal values underpinning its foreign policy as well as guarantee the specific interests of its immediate environment, that is, the African continent.

Key Themes

In recent times, South-South cooperation has received renewed attention, inspired mainly by the emergence of new southern clubs such as IBSA, BRICS and CELAC. This trend reflects a growing push by developing countries to respond to current global challenges in a coherent and concerted manner.

 

Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aim of the project is therefore to contribute, through critical research and dialogue, towards a nuanced understanding of contemporary South-South cooperation. In particular, it seeks to appreciate the basis on which countries in the South cooperate or compete with one another, and the implication of these dynamics for South Africa's policy.

 

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