United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation 2021 - Main Event
● South-South cooperation: solidarity in support of a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable futureHigh-level Panel Discussion
10 September 2021, 9–11 a.m. (NY time)
Watch the video recording of the event: https://media.un.org/en/asset/k1y/k1ys4oy9q7
Given the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and other global crises such as climate change, countries of the South, with the support of partners, including countries of the North, international financial institutions, the private sector, think tanks and other stakeholders, are establishing and strengthening national policies and units or departments to mainstream and bolster South-South and triangular cooperation.
During the commemoration of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, participants were invited to discuss the role of South-South cooperation as an important element of their strategies towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including considerations of challenges and opportunities offered by the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the interactive discussion, Member States, United Nations entities and other stakeholders deliberated on and shared concrete initiatives, actions and recommendations for implementing key decisions arising from the second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) and the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation, including the United Nations system-wide strategy on South-South and triangular cooperation for sustainable development, 2020–2024.
More than ever, we need collective political determination, solidarity and cooperation to fight against this global health crisis among other development challenges such as poverty, climate change and increasing inequality. In responding to these global challenges, our future work will have to be based on building more inclusive and resilient societies, empowering women and youth, leveraging digital, greener and bluer initiatives, and sustainable financing. South-South cooperation works, and together we can ensure its impactful contributions moving forward.
|9:00 – 9:05 a.m.||Beginning of Zoom Session:|
VIPs greeted by Mr. Adel Abdellatif, Director a.i. of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)
|9:05 – 9:10 a.m.||Welcoming Message:|
Mr. Adel Abdellatif,
Director a.i. of UNOSSC
|9:10 – 9:20 a.m.||Keynote Messages (pre-recorded video messages):|
Mr. António Guterres,
United Nations Secretary-General
H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkir,
President of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly
|9:20 – 9:45 a.m.||Commemorative Statements:|
H.E. Mr. Collen Vixen Kelapile,
Permanent Representative of Botswana to the United Nations,
President of the Economic and Social Council
H.E. Ms. María del Carmen Squeff,
Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations,
President of the twentieth session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation
H.E. Mr. Aly Diane,
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Guinea to the United Nations,
Chair of the Group of 77
Ms. Usha Rao-Monari,
Under Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
Mr. Courtenay Rattray,
High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
|9:45 – 10:55 a.m.||Interactive Discussion of Member States, United Nations Entities and Other Stakeholders:|
Topic: South-South and triangular cooperation towards a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable future: concrete initiatives, actions and recommendations for implementing key decisions arising from the second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) and the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation, including the United Nations system-wide strategy on South-South and triangular cooperation for sustainable development, 2020–2024.
|10:55 – 11:00 a.m.||Closing Remarks:|
Mr. Adel Abdellatif,
Director a.i. of UNOSSC
Message from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres:
📌 #SouthSouthCooperation Day 2021 - Message from @UN Secretary-General @AntonioGuterres at the High-level Panel « South-South Cooperation: solidarity in support of a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable future » | 👉🏾 More about it: https://t.co/x5K3GHSvBW pic.twitter.com/P0Uj43DzG3— UNOSSC (@UNOSSC) September 10, 2021
📌 Journée de la #CoopérationSudSud 2021 - Message du Secrétaire général de 🇺🇳 l’ONU @AntonioGuterres au Panel de haut niveau « Coopération Sud-Sud : solidarité au service d’un avenir plus inclusif, résilient et durable » | 👉🏾 https://t.co/x5K3GHSvBW @ONU_fr @ONUinfo pic.twitter.com/FQ5M72MyBD— UNOSSC (@UNOSSC) September 10, 2021
📌 Día de la #CooperacionSurSur 2021 - Mensaje del Secretario General de la 🇺🇳 ONU, @AntonioGuterres, en el Panel de Alto Nivel «Cooperación Sur-Sur: solidaridad en apoyo de un futuro más inclusivo, resiliente y sostenible» | 👉🏾 https://t.co/x5K3GHSvBW @ONU_es @NoticiasONU pic.twitter.com/IRX5qpaU6L— UNOSSC (@UNOSSC) September 10, 2021