Organisation We Deserve
The Organisation of Southern Cooperation (OSC) is the intergovernmental organisation of the South, founded in January 2020, to contribute to the construction of a Third Way of Development.
Multilateralism We Need
The Organisation of Southern Cooperation (OSC) embodies and actively contributes to the construction of a new kind of multilateralism, based upon equality amongst parties, of equity in their relations, and of elevating solidarity, rather than debasing charity.
Building Balanced and Inclusive Education Systems
Reinforcing transdisciplinary research and production capacities
Building Southern capacities in contextual and effective research and development, through the democratisation of access and production of knowledge, renewing dialogue between academic and endogenous knowledge domains.
Developing endogenous technologies
Bridging sustainably the techno-digital divide between technology producing and consuming countries, and accelerating the development of national and regional, open-source solutions.
Enhancing fiscal space through debt relief and highly concessional financing for development
Leveraging interventions to optimise sovereignty-enhancing development spending, strengthen debt negotiation strategies, and increase access to fresh, non-conditional finance.
A Third Way
from the South
Contributing to the construction of a Third Way of Development, the OSC further supports Member States in six strategic and sovereignty-enhancing sectors:
Endogenous technology and high value-added industrialisation
Enabling countries of the Greater South to become drivers, instead of remaining passengers, of the 4th Industrial Revolution, and to pass from low to high valued-added content exports.
Investing collectively in affordable, accessible, and sustainable infrastructure development, enhancing Southern integration.
Addressing health inequalities and inequity, and accounting for the interdependence of human, veterinary, environmental health.
Advancing a clean and sustainable energy future for Humanity, through energy sovereignty in the Greater South.
Achieving food sovereignty and building agricultural resilience, adaptation, and sustainability.
Balanced and Inclusive Education (BIE)
Transforming education systems for the 21st century, from the South.
Voices of the South
South-South community as strategic allies in the academic development processes of our students
Dr. Gertrude Namubiru from African Curriculum Association (ACA)
Jean-Mary Tjiohimba from Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC)
Prof Mahouton Norbert Hounkonnou elected Chair of the Conference of Associate Members
“As the intergovernmental organisation of the South and not merely for it; as the first international organisation by the South, and not arrogantly on behalf of it; the Organisation of Southern Cooperation firmly believes in the importance of a new kind of multilateralism, one that adopts a framework of equality amongst parties, of equity in their relations, and of elevating solidarity, rather than debasing charity.”
Manssour Bin Mussallam