04/06/2020
Sustainable Human Development Pathways By HDRO

Sustainable Human Development Pathways – a consultation with Southern-based think tanks

The Human Development Report Office (HDRO) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) jointly organised a consultation on Sustainable Human Development Pathways with 15 members of the South-South Global Thinkers initiative. Their diverse contributions, which built on a […]
28/05/2020
DG Forum 2019

2 June Webinar: Role of International Cooperation Agencies in the Context of the COVID-19 Crisis

The challenges and opportunities of South-South and triangular cooperation in the context of the COVID-19 crisis: Role of International Cooperation Agencies The webinar will take place Tuesday, June 2 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. GMT. Please join the discussion via […]
23/05/2020

China’s support to global anti-pandemic fight shows true leadership: UN official

“Despite its own challenging situation, China has also provided support to over 150 countries and multilateral organizations,” said a high-ranking UN official. UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (Xinhua) — What China has done in supporting the international community in the fight […]
04/05/2020

Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation of Iran to Convene Virtual Summit to Synergize Covid-19 Responses

Focusing on South-South collaboration to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Science and Technology Exchange Program, organized by Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation of Iran, together with its partners, is organizing the 7th STEP summit virtually May 18 […]
30/04/2020

ICGEB and UNOSSC Unite for Scientific Cooperation Across the Life Sciences

Joint Editorial by Lawrence Banks, Director-General of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB); and Jorge Chediek, Director of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), and Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation With the […]
29/04/2020

India-UN Development Partnership Fund Building Pandemic Responses through South-South Collaboration

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund, managed by UNOSSC, is working rapidly to support projects responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects are supplying medical equipment, and will be building healthcare capacities, mitigating socio-economic impact and catalyzing transformative recovery. Specifically, in Antigua and […]
28/04/2020

Webinar: COVID-19 Experience of Countries Ahead of the Global Curve

Country-to-Country Learning and South-South Cooperation CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBINAR CLICK HERE TO ACCESS SLIDE PRESENTATION OF THE WEBINAR The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has since the first outbreak in December 2019 become a global pandemic, spreading to more than […]
16/04/2020

中非民间商会“72小时”完成驰援埃塞检测新冠任务

4月15日纽约报道 – 应埃塞俄比亚联邦民主共和国2月4日发出的、关于应对新型冠状病毒疫情的紧急支援请求,中非民间商会与各方密切配合、在72个小时内顺利筹集了价值超过1.4万美元的便携式分子检测仪和试剂并完成了这些物资的运输和交接任务。 1月31日,埃塞俄比亚被世界卫生组织列为非洲大陆上防范新冠病毒“优先等级最高(top priority)”的13个国家之一。于是该国卫生部于2月4日紧急致函其合作伙伴中非民间商会,希望商会牵头支持新冠病毒相关检测仪器和试剂的采购和/或捐赠,以应对埃塞俄比亚潜在疫情风险。 在收到支援请求的当日,商会便与会员企业成立工作组并立即决定与会员企业合作共同向埃方捐助一台价值约1.4万美元的 “便携式分子检测仪”。同时,商会下属医疗创新促进委员会理事单位湖南圣湘生物科技有限公司决定配合捐赠500人份检测试剂。 在多方密切配合下,检测设备和试剂从中国长沙运抵斯亚贝巴并交接给埃塞卫生部这一系列过程仅仅用了72小时。 2月7日,即物资运抵的当天,商会即协调圣湘生物技术人员开始与埃方对接,进行指导培训。但鉴于远程指导存在沟通不畅等问题,埃方仍未完全掌握仪器操作方法。 2月17日,在大使馆的协调下,商会与中国第21批援埃塞俄比亚医疗队取得联系。2月19日上午,医疗队派员前往埃塞俄比亚卫生部疾病控制中心的公共卫生研究院,协助其进行检测设备调试。在大量准备和调试工作后,埃方疾控中心的研究人员终于成功用捐赠的测试设备完成新冠病毒的测试。该项目的成功意义特别重大,因为它宣告着埃塞俄比亚成为了继南非共和国后又一个能够独立完成新冠病毒检测的非洲国家。 据统计,截止4月6日,中非民间商会及其会员企业已向包括十余个非洲国家在内的海外国家捐赠了近280万美元的钱款及医疗物资。中非民间商会将继续助力非洲疫情防控公益。 中非民间商会是由联合国开发计划署、中国国际经济技术交流中心等单位共同发起成立的全国性商会组织。自2006年成立以来,秉承“文化先行,义利兼顾,合作共赢”的理念,商会积极引导和服务中国企业“走进非洲、融入非洲、建设非洲”,通过与国内外合作伙伴建立密切联系、搭建合作平台,创造中非经贸投资合作的良好环境,以务实方式促进和推动中非南南合作。商会现有会员企业1000余家,其中700余家是中国企业,300余家是非洲企业。这700余家中国企业现已在非洲51个国家开展了业务,在45个国家共计投资超过100亿美元,为非洲直接创造了16.5万个工作岗位,带动了160万人的就业。 中非民间商会是联合国南南合作办公室与中国国际经济技术交流中心共同支持的“全球南南发展中心项目”的重要合作伙伴。2009年至今,中非民间商会在全球南南发展中心项目框架下曾执行多期小型示范项目,其中“推动非洲广播电视配音技术快速发展”项目、“推动利比里亚低成本装配式房屋技术发展”项目顺利入选《南南及三方合作促进可持续发展优秀案例汇编》第二辑。 请浏览中非民间商会网站,了解更多信息。
02/04/2020

South-South Galaxy Mapping of Southern Countries’ Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

South-South Galaxy has conducted a mapping of health authorities, mainly the Ministries of Health across countries of the global South, of their responses and efforts to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the mapping is to […]
28/03/2020

IBSA Fund-Supported South-South Healthcare eLearning Platform in Viet Nam Responds to COVID-19

An IBSA Fund-supported key eLearning project to improve healthcare coverage and quality in the Northern Coastal region of Vietnam that has proven to be successful in reaching health care workers in remote-site medical settings, is now being used to respond […]
18/03/2020

The Coming of Age of Triangular Cooperation

by Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD, and Jorge Chediek, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for South-South Cooperation and Director of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)* Triangular cooperation is when […]
04/03/2020
UNOSSC at the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) Featured Image

UNOSSC at the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10)

The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 8-13 February 2020. This marks the first time the UN-convened event on sustainable cities and human settlements, under the main theme of […]