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.

UNFPA: Sexual and Reproductive Health (2018)


Palestinian International Cooperation Agency: Solidarity through Cooperation and Development (2018)

On January 2016, H.E President Mahmoud Abbas established the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA) through a presidential decree; as a mechanism to share solidarity, show gratitude and promote contributions. Its creation is a reection of a deep faith in the […]

Human Welfare and Peace through Development of Science and Technology – Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation (2018)

Laying emphasis on the development of science and technology throughout the world by adopting a non- profit approach and maintaining full independence, the Mustafa(pbuh) Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF) has sought to celebrate the scientists of the Islamic world and […]

Pérez-Guerrero Trust Fund – PGTF (2018)

FOREWORDS Celebrating over three decades of operations, the Pérez-Guerrero Trust Fund for South-South Cooperation (PGTF) is a proven model and impactful tool for catalysing cooperation among developing countries. It is no surprise that the PGTF approach, its uniqueness and its […]

United Arab Emirates and the Global South-South Development Expo 2016

FOREWORDS In 2016, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) decided to create a space for United Nations Member States and other partners to collaborate with us in a unique way, to share their key innovations and successes – […]

MASHAV – 60 Years of Israeli Development Cooperation (2018)

FOREWORDS It is with great pride that I present to you this publication, on the auspicious occasion of the 60th anniversary of MASHAV, the Israeli international development and aid agency. Just imagine the scope and depth of vision of Foreign […]

Croatia – A Unique Bridge between North and South Development Cooperation (2018)

FOREWORDS Joseph Gene Petrić Assistant Minister for Trade and Development Ministry of Foreign and European Croatia is honoured to join the UNOSSC South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Action Series featuring inspiring and often less-known development stories by developing countries, regional […]

UNESCO – South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Action (2018)

FOREWORDS UNESCO and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) are pleased to jointly present this edition of South-South in Action (SSiA). It is UNESCO’s first dedicated report on South-South and triangular cooperation, and presents an overall picture of […]

From Cuba to the World (2018)

For Cuba, cooperation with other countries has been an essential component of its foreign policy for more than five decades. Throughout these years Cuba has been cooperating with Latin American, African and Asian countries, regardless of their socio-political systems and […]

Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation – Voluntarism, Cooperation and Solidarity (2017)

  FOREWORDS   The g7+ is an intergovernmental association of countries affected by conflict and fragility, which have come together to support each other in the transition to resilience and to the next stages of development. We do this by […]

The Union for the Mediterranean – An Action-driven Organization for Regional Cooperation and Development (2017)

    FOREWORDS   Recent years have demonstrated that the scope and scale of the challenges we face in the Euro- Mediterranean region, relating to security, irregular migration, unemployment and climate change, require a swift, balanced and concerted approach. However, […]

Inspiring Sustainable Development with Bamboo – INBAR (2017)

  FOREWORDS   The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is a unique multilateral international organization. It is the only intergovernmental organization that focuses on bamboo and rattan – two groups of plants that grow naturally in the tropical belt, […]
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