South-South and Triangular Coordination

UNOSSC provides a forum for the Directors-General of technical cooperation agencies of national governments of the South and the North as well as other partners. It facilitates the exchange of experiences in responding to challenges in policy, strategy and financing arrangements for South-South and triangular cooperation.

South-South cooperation can be defined as an exchange of knowledge and resources in the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental or technical domain between developing countries. It can take place on a bilateral, regional, subregional or interregional basis and can involve two or more developing countries.

Triangular cooperation involves two or more developing countries in collaboration with a third party, typically a developed-country government or multilateral organization, contributing to the exchanges with its own knowledge and resources.

South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation have become widely recognized for their strategic benefit in knowledge-sharing.