Through the South-South in Action Series* the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation encourages developing countries and partners to publish their successful policies, initiatives and activities that have led to the achievement of their development goals.

South-South in Action:

  • Gives countries and partners full ownership of the narrative of their undertakings. It allows them to be in the driver’s seat from the conceptualization of the undertaking, through the writing and the sharing phases of the story of their successful undertakings.
  • Provides governments, development partners and any other interested stakeholders, with basic information on a particular government’s or partner’s South-South and triangular activities.
  • Is a window for development partners to see and recognize opportunities for collaboration that exist in the South.
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South-South in Action – South-South Volunteering as a Driving Force for Development

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) has partnered up with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) to produce this South-South in Action report on South-South Volunteering as a Driving Force for Development: Experiences from Asia and the Pacific. Using a case study analysis approach, the report examines volunteer programmes that have strong South-South components in Cambodia, China and Thailand. Normative discussions of volunteerism and South-South cooperation note that they share common principles of “mutuality, reciprocity, respect and equality” and that they have the potential to promote participatory and needs-based approaches to development, while cultivating global citizens and strengthening people to people ties. The hypothesis is that South-South cooperation and volunteerism are mutually reinforcing and highly compatible concepts.

South-South and Triangular Cooperation In Action(2019)

From the time that the Pacific Islands Develop- ment Forum was introduced to the Global South at the South-South Development Expo in 2016, it has been one of the most active and visible re- gional cooperation institutions. It has taken […]

South-South in Action A Decade of SCG Sustainable Development Symposia(2019)


UNICEF – Advancing children’s rights and well-being through SSTrC (2019)


The IAEA – Sustainable Development through the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Science and Technology (2019)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) are pleased to jointly present this volume of South-South in Action. This is the first report of the IAEA on South-South and triangular cooperation. The […]

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (2019)

This SSiA report is a result of intellectual credence, wisdom and exemplary dedication by members of the ACP Family as well as generous contributions from partner organisations, particularly the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation. The ACP Secretariat therefore, wishes […]

Social Protection Systems – The case of Kenya (2019)

For centuries, Africans have relied on their communities to meet their material, social and spiritual needs. Social Protection has been perceived through these lenses in rural areas in many African Countries. This continues to be the case. The modernization era […]

NOREC – Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation (2019)

The main purpose of this report is to give a brief overview of the practices and experiences of Norway related to South-South and triangular cooperation, especially as implemented by Norec, the Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation. The first chapter provides […]

Global One 2015 – Faith-based advances in developmental, humanitarian and environmental spheres (2019)

This series is about showcasing South-South unity in action and Global One’s activities encapsulate the true meaning of South-South cooperation to build sustainable development. The regions of intervention are Africa, Asia and the Arab States. This publication outlines the key […]

China South-South Development Center (2019)

China attaches great importance to South-South cooperation. As Chinese President Xi Jinping pointed out at the round table on 27 September 2015, South-South cooperation is a great pioneering measure uniting the developing countries for self-improvement and helping them to pave […]

South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Peace and Development (2019)

Executive Summary: South-South in Action on Peace and Development At the start of 2019, the world entered its fourth year of collective action toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The global vision laid out in the 2030 Agenda placed peace, prosperity and partnership […]

Scaling-up Private Sector Enterprises in OIC Member Countries – Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (2018)

It is a great honor and privilege for the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA) to be a part of this esteemed publication. The publication reflects the experience of the ICCIA across the OIC spectrum covering training programmes, […]
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