Discussion about South-South Cooperation in a Digital Era and the launch of the UNOSSC “South-South Galaxy” platform

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A dialogue highlighting the importance of leveraging South-South cooperation for development in a digital era was held on 19 March 2019 at the Museo de Arquitectura y Diseño in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the sidelines of the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40).

“We can not develop good policies if we do not understand the new development parameters of this new digital world: artificial intelligence, data science, mechatronics, clean energy, robotics,” said H.E. Mr. Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay, “they are our present but, above all, they are our vision of the future.”

At the high-level event, President Vázquez engaged in a dialogue with H.E. Mr. Tianyun Hong, Vice Minister of China State Council Leading Group for Poverty Reduction, and Mr. Cai E’Sheng, Chairman of the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation, Former Vice Chairman of China Banking Regulatory Commission. The session was moderated by Mr. Jorge Chediek, Director UNOSSC and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation.

During the event, FCSSC and UNOSSC launched a prototype of a global knowledge sharing and partnership brokering platform entitled “South-South Galaxy” that will be able to respond more systematically and effectively in supporting Southern countries’ demand to connect, learn and collaborate with potential partners digitally.

The event was organized by the Finance Centre for South- South Cooperation (FCSSC) in partnership with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC).

 

 

Visit the South-South Galaxy platform: http://www.unsouthsouth-galaxy.org

For more information about this event: https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/03/1035001