The South Centre Events

SC Open Consultation – LBI on B & HRs, 18 October 2023

Open Consultation on

The Process to negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument on Business and Human Rights

18 Oct 2023, 15:30-17:00 CEST

This open consultation is an opportunity for participants representing developing countries, civil society and academia to exchange views and discuss the ongoing process to negotiate an international instrument to regulate the human rights impacts of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.


SC/TNI Public Workshop – Multistakeholderism & UN 2.0, 7 September 2023

Public Workshop

Multistakeholderism and UN 2.0: Challenges and Alternatives for Developing Countries

 7 September 2023 | 10:00 – 11:30 EDT

 Co-organized By the South Centre and the Transnational Institute

Co-sponsored by Corporate Accountability and ESCR NET, Peoples´ Working Group on Multistakeholderism

This Public Workshop will discuss the findings of a new report commissioned jointly by South Centre and The Transnational Institute (TNI) and elaborated by Prof. Harris Gleckman on the idea of the increasing role of ‘multistakeholderism’ in making key policy and programmatic decisions in the context of the United Nations and other fora. The workshop will also serve as an opportunity to discuss the recommendations on how to deal with multistakeholderism and its risks for global governance and the participation of developing countries.

This event is designed as an open forum to foster dialogue and share views among representatives of the Group of 77 and China, particularly those based in Geneva and New York, and civil society organizations.

The public forum will be held in a hybrid format.


SC and IsDB Side Event, 6 July 2023

Side Event to the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)

Reinvigorating the Non-Aligned Movement”

Co-organized by South Centre and Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

6 July 2023, 15:00 – 16:15

Baku, Azerbaijan

Venue: Baku Convention Center (BCC), Rooms A3-A4


AMR Virtual Workshop, 28 & 29 March 2023

Antimicrobial Resistance, pharmaceuticals and environment

South Centre Virtual Workshop, 28 & 29 March 2023, 2:30-4:30 PM CET 

The emergence and spread of resistant genes and pathogens among and between humans, animals and the environment is a global threat. Join to learn and share how civil society is tackling these issues and how to elicit ways such efforts might seed or scale more broadly such action.

This workshop is organized with the support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission.


HRC Side Event on the Rights of Peasants and Rural Workers, 15 March 2023

Respecting, protecting and fulfilling the rights of peasants and other rural workers – A clever move in times of multiple crises

A side-event to the 52 session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council

Palais des Nations, Geneva, 15 March 2023

The side-event was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Honduras, South Africa, Luxembourg, South Centre, La Via Campesina, Centre Europe – Tiers Monde (CETIM), FIAN International and the Geneva Academy of international humanitarian law and human rights; with the support of some other partners.


A Right to Research in Africa?, 23-27 January 2023

A Right to Research in Africa?

A Week of Events on Copyright and Access to Knowledge in South Africa

The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property of the American University Washington College of Law (PIJIP) is co-organizing a week of debates on copyright and access to knowledge in South Africa the week of January 23rd, with a coalition of three university groups and four civil society organizations.


SC-AU Workshop on WIPO Issues, 13-14 December 2022

South Centre – African Union Workshop on WIPO Issues

13-14 December 2022 at the Montreux Room – Centre de Conférences de Varembé (CCV), Geneva

In light of the Recommendations of the AU/AG workshop of December 2019 and the latest developments at SCCR/42, the African Group Coordinator, the South Centre and the African Union Permanent Mission in Geneva proposed a preparatory coordination workshop.

The workshop is co-organized by the South Centre, the African Union Permanent Representation in Geneva and the Permanent Mission of Algeria in Geneva (Coordinator of the African Group for WIPO issues).



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