Event: Investing in the SDGs through South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Promoting conducive policy and legal environments in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States

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Date: 15 May 2018
Place: Prague, the Czech Republic

South-South cooperation has emerged as an important vehicle in accelerating sustainable development. Investment is an important dimension which is rapidly increasing among Southern countries. However, there are still challenges to achieve the full potential of South-South investments and its impact on sustainable development.

In this context, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Yingke Law Firm invite you to participate in an event on “Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals through South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Promoting conducive policy and legal environments in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States”. This event aims to scope the contributions of South-South investment in Europe and CIS region, identify challenges and good practices in policy and legal areas that can facilitate better South-South investment for sustainable development, and discuss regional integration efforts within the region and the implementation of the Belt and Road initiative and their contributions to sustainable development.

 

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The objective of this event is to identify and formulate a research agenda to be carried out by the members of the South-South Global Thinkers: Global Coalition of Think Tank Networks for South-South Cooperation with an aim to inform better policy-making to promote investment within the region and beyond. The final research developed will be used to influence policy discussions on South-South and triangular cooperation including discussions in preparations for the upcoming Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South cooperation to be held in Buenos Aires in March 2019.

Please join us for an interactive discussion with government representatives, private sector, development practitioners and UN officials.

Kindly RSVP with shams.banihani@undp.org and michael.stewart@undp.org by 20 April 2018.