South Center


International Environment House II
Chemin de Balexert 7-9
1219 Châtelaine-Geneva


+41 22 791 8050


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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly poverty eradication, requires national policies and an international regime that supports and does not undermine development efforts. The South Centre is an intergovernmental policy research think-tank composed of and accountable to developing country Member States.

It conducts policy-oriented research on key policy development issues and supports developing countries to effectively participate in international negotiating processes that are relevant to the achievement of SDGs. The Centre promotes the unity of the South in such processes while recognizing the diversity of national interests and priorities.

The Centre undertakes research, provides capacity building and supports developing countries in climate-related negotiations, including the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The South Centre monitors national and international regimes for the sustainable use of biodiversity, and for sharing of benefits arising out from its exploitation, and provides analyses to support developing countries’ interests in these areas, including in the negotiation of new agreements or regulations.