The conference on South-South Corporation (SSC) was jointly organized by Forum for Indian Development Cooperation (FIDC), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Research and Information for Developing Countries (RIS) and United Nations (UN). The two-day long conference was on March 10-11, 2016 at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. A number of prominent speakers from different countries, subject experts, high ranking officials of the Government of India, academia, civil society members etc. took part in it.
The aim of the conference was to comprehensively discuss about the growing importance of SSC in developing countries and also about the challenges and major emerging issues of concerns of SSC.
It is of no doubt that SSC brought political solidarity among the Southern countries but SSC should not be limited to that only. The conference reviewed the nature of the on-going relationship among Southern countries and how individual and collective accomplishments can be achieved through the involvement of SSC.
Some of the issues covered in the conference are:
- Building a new international consensus on developmental cooperation.
- Increasing the engagement with Southern think tanks, civil society, academia and media so that it broadens the domain of South-South Corporation
Mr. Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman of IPAG was invited as one of the panelists to share his thoughts at SSC and “One World Global Citizenship” session. He discussed about some of the challenges ahead of SSC. He also recommended the “COLD” (Connect, Organize, Learn and Develop) model that would help SSC to meet its objectives.