New South-South Health Cooperation Initiative Launched Linking Africa and the Caribbean

By WHO Joint Press Release BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, GENEVA | 19 December 2023 (IDN) — The Health Development Partnership for Africa and the Caribbean (HeDPAC), a new initiative to strengthen South-South health cooperation between Africa and the Caribbean, was launched today. The initiative stems from the recognition that the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic fell most […]

The Global South Gains Strategic Impact After BRICS XV Summit

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 […]

China’s Shandong Province Expands Its Footprint to The Pacific

By Kalinga Seneviratne SUVA, Fiji. 2 September 2023 (IDN) — 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 Islands’ biggest security threat. Facilitated by the Chinese Embassy here, Shandong Province and Fiji signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to […]

Group Snubs Chance to Reset Peace and Justice for West Papua

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 […]

BRICS Summit: The Foundation for a Multipolar World – Part 1

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) […]

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