2021 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 75/234, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to prepare a comprehensive report on the state of South-South cooperation. It highlights the follow-up to the second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation, focusing on, among other things, the efforts of United Nations entities to promote South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives at the global, regional and national levels from January 2020 to August 2021 and the growing relevance, mainstreaming and institutionalization of United Nations support to such cooperation. The report concludes with recommendations on ways to further utilize South-South cooperation as a key development modality to accelerate progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development during the current Decade of Action.