South-South Trade and Cooperation: The Political Setting
The emergence of South-South cooperation as an important concept in the discussion of development strategies is closely related to the liquidation of colonialism in the 1950s and 1960s. Although the subject was discussed and various practical efforts were launched in a regional, Latin American context during the 1950s it was with the establishment of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and later the group of 77 (G77) in the 1960s that South-South cooperation in its global context was put on the international agenda. In addition the concept materialised in the regional context in numerous forms of cooperation schemes among groupings of developing countries that were established in the same period.
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