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South Commission and The Challenge to the South
INSouth is inspired by the work of the South Commission. Its seminal report "The Challenge to the South" published in August 1990 forms the key foundation document for this project.
The report assessed the South's achievements and failings in the development field and suggested directions for action. Although the Commission carried out its work in the final years of a decade that devastated many economies in the South, the Report strikes a note of hope and makes a cogent case for self-reliant, people-centred development strategies. The Commission also shows how developing countries could gain strength - and bargaining power - through mutual co-operation. Describing how the world arrangements for trade, finance, and technology handicap the South, it urges the countries of the South to act in solidarity in the multitude of North-South negotiations. It also argues that growing global interdependence makes it beneficial to all peoples that the developing countries have a fairer chance to escape poverty and attain sustainable development.
Other foundation documents include:
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