Rivalry and disunity within developing regions

Other Names:
Lack of sense of community and solidarity within developing countries
Tradition-bound rivalries

In the Arab world, on the Indian subcontinent, in Africa and in Latin America, solidarity is lacking and developmental rates are slowed by intra-regional rivalries and misunderstandings. In South America rivalry between Argentina and Brazil is notable, and there is a sense of difference between Andean countries and other OAS members. In Southeast Asia, ASEAN members and non-members cannot unify on a regional basis to further development. In Southern Africa, the region is neglected while civil wars and international hostilities continue. The lack of, or a weak sense of regional identity afflicts the Caribbean, the less developed countries of the Mediterranean basin including insufficiently developed parts of Europe, and it afflicts central Africa.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST