South-South Cooperation in the News

BRICS meet: India expresses worry over brain drain, migration

India expresses worry over brain drainIndia on Thursday said that brain drain through educational emigration and direct outflow of qualified professionals is a cause of concern for all the BRICS nations as it leads to a significant loss of highly qualified labour force.

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Russia Precipitates the Abandonment of the SWIFT International Payments System among BRICS Countries

Russia Precipitates the Abandonment of the SWIFT International Payments SystemThe unipolarity of the United States in the world financial system is rapidly fading. As a consequence of their political near-sightedness, Washington has obliged other countries to establish instruments of financial cooperation that abandon the use of the dollar, as well as multilateral institutions that are no longer guided by the rules imposed by the US Treasury Department.

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BRICS Member States Unconditional Allies in Values, World Model

BRICS Member States Unconditional Allies in ValuesMOSCOW (Sputnik) — BRICS member states share the same values and the same multipolar vision of the world, RossiyaSegodnya International Information Agency's Director General Dmitry Kiselev said Thursday.

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EAC-India Seek to Strengthen Cooperation

EAC India Seek to Strengthen CooperationRelations between the East African Community (EAC) and India are set to get better especially in the areas of trade, cultural exchange and development cooperation, following a new commitment.

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Antigua calls for global action to end hunger

Antigua calls for global action to end hungerThis week the whole world is watching New York.

With the very first visit to the city by the very first Papal leader from the Americas — Argentina-born Pope Francis is attracting the attention of 70 million Roman Catholics who reside in the USA.

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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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