The South Centre is an intergovernmental organization of developing countries, with a current membership of 51 member states. The central objective of the South Centre is to promote South solidarity, South consciousness and mutual knowledge and understanding among the countries and peoples of the South. The South Centre’s mandate is to serve as a think tank and it enjoys full intellectual independence.
In order to achieve its objectives and with the aim of fostering coordinated participation by developing countries in international forums, the South Centre prepares, publishes and distributes information, strategic analyses and recommendations on international, social and political matters of concern to the South.
Within the limits of its capacity and mandate, the Centre also responds to requests for policy advice and for technical and other support from collective entities of the South, such as the Group of 77 and the Non-Aligned Movement. The South Centre is also in regular working contact with the organizations of the UN system, in particular UNCTAD, UN/DESA, and UNDP, with various NGOs from the North and the South, with academic and research institutions, and with a network of experts and collaborators.