The South-South Peace & Development Global South Thinkers group was formed in September 2018 with the aim to amplify the visibility, voice and influence of Southern proposals and alternatives for sustainable peace. It will do so by producing and sharing research and evidence-based policy analysis and recommendations regarding the “peace, development and security nexus” across regions and by engaging with state and non-state actors -including member countries, regional blocs, multilateral organizations, UN agencies and other key stakeholders- working to prevent and transform conflict.
This is especially relevant in the current global climate where conflicts and man-made humanitarian crises are on the rise and when locally-relevant, innovative and effective Southern-led solutions and alternatives for positive peace are required to create contexts of dignity, justice and peace for all.
The Peace and Development group is a initiative aligned with the expected outcomes of the South-South on Peace and Development implemented by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, UNOSSC. It’s builds on the successful experience of the South-South Global Thinkers: the Global Coalition of Think TankNetworks for South-SouthCooperation.
The Network Focal Point is Cecilia Milesi, Senior Adviser, South-South Cooperation on Peace and Development, UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC).