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The 2013 Human Development Report released by the UNDP has recommended the establishing of a ‘new South Commission’, in the footsteps of an earlier institution set up in the 1980s and chaired by the former Tanzanian president, Julius Nyerere and the current India prime minister, Manmohan Singh. Titled: The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World, the Report argues that the striking transformation of a large number of developing countries into dynamic major economies with growing political influence is having a significant impact on human development progress, adding that emerging powers in the developing world have become sources of innovative social and economic policies and are major trade, investment, and increasingly development cooperation partners for other developing countries. To harness the wealth of knowledge, expertise, and development thinking in the South, the Report calls for new institutions which can facilitate regional integration and South–South cooperation. A new South Commission, according to the Report, would contribute to bringing a fresh vision of how the diversity of the South can be a force for solidarity. A summary of the Report can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR2013_EN_Summary.pdf

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