2018 Report of the Secretary-General on the State of South-South Cooperation

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Summary

The present report is submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 72/237, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it, at its seventy-third session, a comprehensive report on the state of South-South cooperation. The report focuses on support that the United Nations development system has provided to South-South initiatives of Member States at the national, regional and global levels in efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and related international agreements in the biennium 2017–2018. In addition to highlighting the South-South policy dialogues, knowledge exchanges and partnerships that the United Nations development system has supported, the report points to constraints that need to be overcome and offers recommendations to pave the way forward.