MULTILATERALISM AND THE UN IN SOUTH AFRICA'S FOREIGN POLICY

Authors

  • Chris Landsberg University of Johannesburg

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.59962

Keywords:

Post-apartheid, South Africa, Multilateralism

Abstract

Post-apartheid South Africa pursued a pro-multilateral stance in world – regarding multilateral institutions as crucial instruments for reinforcing its new-found image as a champion for southern African and African causes. Challenging the hegemony and dominance of western powers in particular, powerful countries in general, was at the heart of South Africa’s multilateral strategies. Central to all multilateral engagements was respect for international law and the centrality of the United Nations (UN), stressing the promotion of human rights, debt relief, peace and stability, an equitable global trading system and sustainable development. Also of priority was reform of the UN and institutions of global governance, including the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

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Author Biography

Chris Landsberg, University of Johannesburg

South African National Research Chair: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy; Senior Associate: School of Diplomacy, University of Johannesburg. 

Published

2016-03-14

How to Cite

Landsberg, C. (2016). MULTILATERALISM AND THE UN IN SOUTH AFRICA’S FOREIGN POLICY. AUSTRAL: Brazilian Journal of Strategy &Amp; International Relations, 4(8). https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.59962

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