International South Group Network (ISGN)

الشبكة الدولية لمجموعة الجنوب

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1984-03-08 Buea Cameroon


8 Mar 1984, Buea (Cameroon), as Southern Networks for Environment and Development (SONED) -- Réseaux pour le développement du Sud (REDES) -- Redes de Desarrollo del Sur (REDES), at Third World NGO Conference, continuing the activities of Northern and Southern NGOs Liaison Committee -- Comité de liaison des ONG Nord-Sud, set up Sep 1981, Paris (France), on the occasion of United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (UNCLDC). Originally referred to in English as Southern Networks for Development. Present name adopted 16 Jun 1994, South Africa.


Set up a platform for cooperation and mutual aid between movements and alternative development centres - NGOs - of the Third World, thus supporting south-south - Africa, Asia, Latin America - dialogue, communication, cooperation and development; detect and support local, national and regional initiatives; sponsor exchange of experience; assist greater participation of alternative development centres; draw attention to critical and as yet unsolved problems which hinder alternative development; establish communication with action groups and with development agencies of industrialized countries.


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