Global North / Global South

The term Global North refers to the privileged position of the industrialized nations, the so-called First World. In contrast, there is the Global South with its socially, politically and economically disadvantaged developing and emerging countries, the so-called Second and Third World. The neutral terms Global North and Global South refer to the rejection of the discriminatory prioritization of countries according to numbers. At the same time, Global refers to the fact that these are no longer geographical or nation-state designations, but that a global perspective is brought to the fore in line with an increasingly globalized and interconnected world.