By P.I. Gomes *The writer is a former Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean & Pacific States (OACPS). PORT OF SPAIN, Tobago. 22 September 2023 (IDN) — When the XVth Summit of the BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa—concluded with the Johannesburg II Declaration, it agreed that six new members would join the group […]
By Kalinga Seneviratne SUVA, Fiji. 2 September 2023 (IDN) — While Japan’s discharge of nuclear-contaminated waters into the Pacific from its Fukushima nuclear plant was drawing flak right across the Pacific, a high-powered delegation of Chinese ocean and marine scientists and Asia-Pacific scholars from Shandong Province visited Fiji promoting South-South cooperation to mitigate climatic change—Pacific […]
By David Robie, Editor of Asia Pacific Report AUCKLAND. 1 September 2023 (IDN) — The ‘Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG)’ has thrown away a golden chance for achieving a historical step towards justice and peace in West Papua by lacking the courage to accept the main Papuan self-determination advocacy movement as full members. MSG comprises four […]
By Somar Wijayadasa* Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part article dealing with an issue of immense interest to our readers and a subject that affects all developing countries. Read Part-2 here NEW YORK. 30 August 2023 (IDN) — On the final day of the historic BRICS Summit held in South Africa from […]
By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE, Zimbabwe. 29 August 2023 (IDN) — The three-day BRICS Summit from 22-24 August 2023 in South Africa has raised hopes across the African continent that a new deal for development aid to Africa could be taking shape that will be more fair and equitable. For decades, critics have pointed out that […]
By Somar Wijayadasa* Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part article dealing with an issue of immense interest to our readers and a subject that affects all developing countries. Read Part-1 here NEW YORK. 29 August 2023 (IDN) — The historic three-day BRICS Summit, held in South Africa from 22-24 August 2023, attended […]
By Somar Wijayadasa* Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part article dealing with an issue of immense interest to our readers and a subject that affects all developing countries. NEW YORK. 28 August 2023 (IDN) — With a massive gathering of leaders of non-Western nations—surpassed only by that of the 114-member Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) […]
France’s Macron and the US Fish in the Indian Ocean By Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake* COLOMBO. 23 August 2023 (IDN) — Sri Lanka continues to swing wildly between being a ‘Donor Darling’ flooded with foreign ‘aid’ and ‘advisors’ on the one hand to a ‘bankrupt’ pariah or outcast on the other. Last year, the strategic Indian Ocean […]
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GENEVA (IDN | SOUTHNEWS) – A Dialogue on South-South Cooperation in the context of the Right to Development discourse and the launch of a new book India’s Approach to Development Cooperation were held on the side-lines of the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council at the UN in Geneva on June 27, 2016 on the occasion of the commemorations of the 30th Anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Development.
Adopted thirty years ago, on December 4, 1986, the Declaration on the Right to Development recognized development as a comprehensive economic, social, cultural and political process aimed at the constant improvement of the well-being of all individuals and peoples, on the basis of their participation in development and in the fair distribution of its benefits. The declaration calls upon states to implement effective development cooperation and for the removal of barriers to development at national and international levels.
Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), hosted a Conference on South-South Cooperation in New Delhi on March 10-11, 2016. About 350 delegates representing 62 countries participated in the conference, which demonstrated both the maturity of South-South Cooperation and the creative challenges that lie ahead.
By Rajni Bakshi
NEW DELHI (INPS | Gateway House) – The Conference on South-South Cooperation, held at Habitat Centre in New Delhi, was designed specifically as a platform for developing countries to collectively review the new landscape for South-South Cooperation (SSC), on their own terms, in the context of three major multi-lateral events of 2015: the United Nations’ Finance for Development conference, the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Climate Change Summit in Paris.