South-South and Triangular Cooperation: A New Path for Social Development?

The event will showcase successful experiences by India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA). It will include a presentation on the Global Labour University, which develops the capacity of workers’ organizations; a panel on least developed countries and poverty reduction involving tourism; and a discussion on China’s experience in South-South Cooperation. The panels will include ambassadors, ministers, and tripartite participants. Interpretation will be provided into English, Chinese and Portuguese.

South-South Cooperation (SSC) is a modality of cooperation that encourages solidarity among peoples and countries of the South. The ILO has undertaken over 100 initiatives using SSC to address child labour, social security, gender, green jobs, employment-intensive investment, and the strengthening of employers’ and workers’ organizations. Can this practice be replicated in other countries or regions? Does it possess underlying principles and methods that can be adopted by other countries or development actors?