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WithAmir Jamal

A centre is needed to coordinate the efforts in the South to build up its economic strength—efforts which are under way under pressure of more immediate factors, geographical or political or both, and efforts which will be quite predictably mounted in the future and efforts which can be recommended by such a coordinating centre itself. Taking into account the pronounced heterogeneous character of the South, it could well be that an initiative can only be taken at the level of researchers and social and political scientists. Patiently and deliberately undertaken, their joint effort may lead to the development of the credibility of their coordinating centre among the majority of the countries of the South. Then, at the appropriate time, further political initiatives could help to consolidate and advance towards more complex objectives along the whole spectrum of the South’s aspirations.