Facts for Prelims (FFP)
Context: The 2nd Voice of Global South Summit, hosted by India, focused on condemning the Hamas attacks of October 7 and called for restraint, dialogue, and diplomacy to resolve the Israel-Hamas conflict.
What is VOGSS?
Voice of Global South Summit is a platform where countries from the Global South, often described as developing or less developed, come together to share perspectives and priorities. The summit focuses on sustaining momentum toward a more inclusive, representative, and progressive world order.
The outcome of the summit:
Indian PM unveils DAKSHIN (Global South Centre of Excellence) and calls for 5 ‘Cs’ for the Global South: Consultation, Cooperation, Communication, Creativity, and Capacity building.
What is the global south?
The term “Global South” refers to various countries often described as “developing,” “less developed” or “underdeveloped.” The concept of the Global South can be traced to the Brandt report of 1980.
India’s initiatives for Global south:
India has taken several initiatives for South-South cooperation, including the induction of the African Union into the G20 Grouping, International Solar Alliance, Global Biofuel Alliance, and Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. Initiatives such as MAHARISHI focus on global food security, while the G20 Digital Public Infrastructure Framework aim to enhance collaboration and address shared challenges among Global South