This research paper gives a brief account of the fast expansion of South-South cooperation (SSC) in volume, modalities and participating countries and institutions. Though SSC is a de facto development compact, there is a tendency to overstate the total concessional financial element of SSC compared to Official Development Assistance (ODA), as SSC constitutes only a small portion of the total ODA from traditional donors. North-South cooperation (NSC) is still the dominant pillar of development finance; hence SSC needs to be regarded as a complement to and not a substitute for NSC. (more…)
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Stemming ‘Commercial’ Illicit Financial Flows & Developing Country Innovations in the Global Tax Reform Agenda
Illicit Financial Flows generated due to the commercial activities of multinational enterprises are quantitatively the most important challenge faced by developing countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Current efforts for stemming these illicit flows and reforming the international tax system are however being led by developed countries, with developing country interests poorly reflected in the reform agenda. This research paper highlights the tax issues of great priority for developing countries and how international tax cooperation can contribute to preventing such illicit flows.
Statement by His Excellency Thabo Mbeki on the occasion of the meeting of the Board of the South Centre
Below is the statement of His Excellency Thabo Mbeki, former President of the Republic of South Africa, and new Chair of the Board of the South Centre, upon conclusion of the 41st meeting of the Board of the South Centre, held on 11 October 2018 at the South Centre in Geneva.
Statement by the South Centre to the Third High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases
Below is the statement by the South Centre to the Third High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) during the 73rd session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly held on 27 September 2018 at the UN headquarters in New York.
Statement by the South Centre at the High Level Meeting on the Fight to End Tuberculosis
Below is the South Centre statement at the High Level Meeting on the Fight to End Tuberculosis during the 73rd session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly held on 26 September 2018 at the UN headquarters in New York.
South Centre Statement to the WIPO Assemblies 2018
The South Centre is the intergovernmental organization of developing countries with 54 member States across Africa, Asia and Central and Latin America, that is supportive of multilateral work towards an inclusive, balanced and flexible international intellectual property system that benefits all countries and all types of users.
Title: Intellectual Property and Health: The Use of TRIPS Flexibilities to Achieve SDGs
Date and Time: 2 October 2018, 11:30-13:00
Venue: Room S1, The World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva
Organizer: The South Centre
Title: WTO Rules for Ensuring Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security: An SDG Compatibility Analysis
Date: 3 October 2018
Venue: The World Trade Organization, Geneva
Organizer: Third World Network (TWN) India, Bangladesh Krishok Federation, More and Better Network
This update provides a snapshot of the publications and social media activities of the South Centre during the month of August 2018.
This update provides a snapshot of the publications and social media activities of the South Centre during the month of July 2018.
Title: G77 briefing on health-related issues with the South Centre
Date: 16 February 2018, 1:00-2:30 PM
Venue: Conference Room 5, United Nations, New York
Organizers: The South Centre
Title: Financing the SDGs: Revealing the Links between Illicit Financial Flows and Domestic Resource Mobilization
Date: 15 February 2018, 6:15-7:15 PM
Venue: Conference Room 11, United Nations, New York
Organizers: The South Centre, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ) and the Civil Society Financing for Development (FfD) Group