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The New South

In Cancún with the G20 and the G90, and in Hong Kong with the G110 a New South was born. The industrial countries must recognise that the global economic architecture has changed. The New South is different. Whereas problems of dependency and unequal development persist the New South is the answer to the new challenges of South-South solidarity. World Economy & Development In Brief documents these interesting trends.

 

G110 in Hong Kong


China, BRICS and Africa: Who really benefits?
The BRICS Summit in Durban on 26/27 March was another part of the new realities. South Africa for the first time hosted the five-member grouping. Having the world's 29th largest economy according to the IMF, South Africa punches above its weight with the new economic giants.
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The great global power transformation
The rise of the South is radically reshaping the world of the 21st century, with developing nations driving economic growth, lifting hundreds of millions of people from poverty, and propelling billions more into a new global middle class, according to the most recent Human Development Report.
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Important issues for the Non-Aligned Movement
The Final Document adopted at the Teheran Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Para 482.10 reaffirmed the central role of the South Centre as the think tank of developing countries to provide intellectual and policy support for action in the international area.
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A summit that revitalised the Non-Aligned Movement
The summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) concluded in Teheran on 31 August 2012 in high spirits with the political leaders adopting several declarations and action plans, and many of them calling for a revival of the importance of NAM, especially to protect the countries from foreign intervention and to build a new multi-polar world.
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Victory at UNCTAD XIII
After a week of intense negotiations, civil society groups welcomed a rare victory on 26 April in the final Declaration of the UNCTAD XIII conference in Doha, Qatar. The final Declaration provides support - approved by the developing and developed countries alike - for a strong mandate for UNCTAD's vital work on financial and related crises.
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UNCTAD XIII: Which role and mandate next?
WDEV presents here a rolling documentation of the UNCTAD XIII conference taking place in Doha/Qatar from 21 to 26 April 2012. The main theme of the conference is "Development-centred globalisation: Towards inclusive and sustainable growth and development".
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The battle for UNCTAD's future
You wouldn't know it from the mainstream press, but there is a huge fight brewing over the future of global economic governance that came to a head at a conference in Doha, Qatar, this week. There, governments from around the world joined the 13th meeting of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII).
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More imaginative in the South than in the North
Social protection has been on the development agenda for some years now. There is a long, arduous, thorny path to climb to make it a reality on the ground. At the level of vision, principles, and policy commitments, however, the social protection discourse has reached new heights over these past months.
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Emerging economies: BRICS is here to stay
Not content with the Western-dominated global financial system, five emerging economic powers are paving the way to a new and more egalitarian world order. At their fourth summit on 29 March in India, the BRICS emerging powers, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa took concrete steps towards shaping a multi-polar world.
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BRICS summit pushes to redress power imbalances
Heads of state from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa signed an accord to promote intra-BRICS trade in local currencies and proposed the creation of a new development bank to mobilise resources in the five-country group. Furthermore, the Delhi Declaration demands a major overhaul of the Bretton Woods institutions.
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The Development Friends Declaration
The 8th Ministerial of the World Trade Organisation saw more than 100 developing and least developed countries (LDCs) come out with strong statement that reiterated their commitment to the Doha Development Agenda based on its core principles.
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BRICS: The North must get back on track
The grouping of emerging economies, known as BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), takes a more and more important role in international and world economic policy. Following is the WDEV documentation of the BRICS Finance Ministers' Joint Communiqué issued at the end of their meeting in Washington, 22 September 2011, in the sidelines of the Annual Meetings of IMF and World Bank.
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New step to regional integration in Latin America
The Development Friends' Declaration
BRICS Executive Directors at IMF concerned
Sanya/China 2011: Summit of the BRICS countries
BRICs Urged Reform of Financial Architecture
What the G5 Expects from Dialogue with the G8: Joint Position Paper for the Heiligendamm Process
Doha Collapse: What the South Was Asking For. Documents of G20, G33 and NAMA-11
G77/China: The System Lacks Good Global Governance. Statement of Foreign Ministers
South: No WTO Deal Against Food Security. Communiqué of G33, African Group, ACP and LDCs
South Forms Grand Coalition in Hong Kong. G110 - a force of 110 developing countries (Joint Statement)




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