South Bulletins

South Bulletin 89, 31 December 2015

United Nations Summit adopts the 2030 Development Agenda

The United Nations held a Development Summit on 25-27 September, attended by many top political leaders. The Summit adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which will have a major impact on how development will be dissected and monitored in the UN and at country level in the next 15 years. (more…)

South Bulletin 87-88, 23 November 2015

Business and Human Rights: Commencing discussions on a legally binding instrument

This double issue of the South Bulletin focuses on an important issue –  human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

More specifically, it publishes reports on the first meeting of the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on a legally binding instrument on TNCs and other business enterprises with respect to human rights.  (more…)

South Bulletin 86, 9 October 2015

UN General Assembly adopts principles for sovereign debt restructuring

In a landmark decision and by a large vote, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution which contains nine core principles that should be respected when a country undertakes the restructuring of sovereign debt. The resolution is a significant step forward in supporting countries that have to restructure their debt and face creditors as well as “vulture funds.” This issue of South Bulletin highlights the issues and the process by which the resolution was adopted: (more…)

South Bulletin 85, 15 May 2015

Asian-African Summit commemorates 60th anniversary of Bandung Conference

A series of commemorative events including the Asian-African Summit was held in Jakarta and Bandung, Indonesia on 22-24 April 2015 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Bandung 1955 Conference, which had set the stage for political solidarity and economic cooperation of the South for decades to come. (more…)

South Bulletin 84, 1 May 2015

Substantive Negotiations to Begin in June for New Climate Agreement

This issue of the South Bulletin focuses on the preparations and progress made towards a new climate agreement in the Twenty-first session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP-21) to be held in Paris in December 2015, particularly during the COP-20 in Lima and a UNFCCC session in Geneva in February 2015.


South Bulletin 83, 12 February 2015

The Battle To Curb Vulture Funds

More countries are now facing a worsening debt situation and if they embark on debt restructuring, they may face a challenge from “vulture funds”, as Argentina recently did.

This issue of the South Bulletin focuses on the battle to curb the vulture funds, and the effects these funds have had on developing countries and on global financial stability. (more…)

South Bulletin 82, 10 October 2014

When medicines no longer work

Millions of people die each year because antibiotics are increasingly unable to cure many diseases such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, influenza and severe stomach ailments. Antibiotic resistance has reached crisis proportions worldwide. (more…)

South Bulletin 81, 25 July 2014

G77 celebrates 50th anniversary

This is a special issue of the South Bulletin. It provides many reports on the celebrations held by the Group of 77 and China to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Group’s founding in 1964. (more…)

South Bulletin 80, 30 June 2014

Major issues on world economy and WTO, FTAs, IPRs debated at South Centre Conference

This issue of South Bulletin focuses on the South Conference on the global economy and the state of multilateral negotiations. The conference addressed major issues on the world economy, trade, intellectual property, climate change and sustainable development. (more…)


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