The Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM CSSTC) is the centre for action and pooling resources, as well as a dialogue forum to achieve the cooperation goals of NAM member and non-member countries. The organisation is headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The primary aim of NAM CSSTC is to improve capacity building in order to achieve NAM member countries’ development goals in achieving sustainable human development and encouraging developing countries to engage more effectively and fairly in the globalisation process. The programmes and activities are mainly designed to promote the exchange of resources, skills and experience between NAM member countries, through exchanges of expertise, technical knowledge and workshops, networking, training and internships. The NAM CSSTC has been active in and organised more than 110 programme activities since its formation in 1995.
Relations with NAM
The Government of Indonesia and the Government of Brunei Darussalam presented a proposal for the setting-up of the NAM CSSTC in 1995 at the 11th NAM Summit, in Cartagena, Colombia. The Heads of States and Governments of NAM member countries supported the initiative in line with the strong efforts made to improve cooperation on the basis of collective self-reliance between NAM member countries.
Relations with NAM Coordinating Bureau
The NAM CSSTC reports on programme implementations on a regular basis every three months (quarterly) to the NAM Coordinating Bureau. Further detail on programmes and events, including their assessments, is submitted annually to the Bureau.