Today, many innovative responses to global challenges are developed by countries from the Global South. Productive knowledge transfer can no longer be conceptualised as a North –South process, but requires new forms of global cooperation. South–South arrangements enable countries from the South to learn from each other and to develop policy responses that fit better with their needs. The ILO is committed to the further promotion of South-South and triangular cooperation. Within these efforts it supports the work of the Global Labour University (GLU).
The active role of labour organizations in Brazil, India and South Africa in shaping the future of their societies is an inspirational source for new ideas and reverberates in the global South. The GLU as a network offers global cooperation between trade unions and academic institutions, with a strong focus on South-South cooperation and creates new channels for trade unionists and researchers from the South to engage in global debates on labour issues.