United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation 2021
To highlight the importance of South-South cooperation and to mark the day in 1978 when the United Nations Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries adopted the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (A/C.2/66/L.48), the General Assembly proclaimed 12 September as the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation.
The 2021 high-level commemoration of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, organized ahead of the opening of the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly, provides an opportunity to discuss Southern solidarity in support of a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable future while effectively responding to the global COVID-19 crisis in order to recover better across the global South. This United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation will also be an opportunity to highlight concrete follow-up to the twentieth session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation, which took place from 1 to 4 June 2021 in New York.
More than a year and a half into the pandemic, it is evident that decades of development progress are threatened and that we are facing an uncertain future shaped by economic and social crises. Global partnership, including through South-South cooperation, is essential to overcome the challenges of the pandemic and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. As we move towards a post-pandemic reality and recovery, South-South cooperation will contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty, instability and development inequalities while promoting the principle of effective ownership of national development strategies.
South-South and triangular cooperation must have a central place in our preparations for a strong recovery. We will need the full contributions and cooperation of the global South to build more resilient economies and societies and implement the Sustainable Development Goals
● 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:
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.
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
📌 #SouthSouthCooperation Day 2021 - Excerpt from the message of @UN_PGA H.E. @Volkan_Bozkir 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/IvjT3XhsqO— UNOSSC (@UNOSSC) September 10, 2021
📌 Día de la #CooperacionSurSur 2021: Mensaje de la Embajadora María del Carmen Squeff, Presidenta del 20º Comité de Alto Nivel de Cooperación #SurSur y Representante de #Argentina en la @ONU_es | 📽️ https://t.co/SmPUejmh4G | @ArgentinaUN @pnud @abdellatif_adel @UN_PGA @UNECOSOC— UNOSSC (@UNOSSC) September 10, 2021
📌 #SouthSouthCooperation Day 2021 - Excerpt from the message of @FAO Deputy Director Ms. @BethBechdol at the @UN High-level Panel « South-South Cooperation: solidarity in support of a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable future ». 👉🏾 https://t.co/x5K3GHSvBW @FAOKnowledge pic.twitter.com/w5sh40duOg— UNOSSC (@UNOSSC) September 17, 2021
Today we celebrate the power of #SouthSouthCooperation🤝— South-South Galaxy (@galaxy_south) September 12, 2021
Come connect with the #SSC community on knowledge sharing & partnership brokering platform, #SouthSouthGalaxy, hosted by @UNOSSC & partners, w/380+ partners registered, 700+ good practices, info, resources, research & more! pic.twitter.com/Q4owtUUal8
● Launch of South-South Ideas paper: Institutionalization and impact assessment of South-South and triangular cooperation, key findings and recommendations from Southern think tanks13 September 2021, 9:00–10:30 a.m. (NY time)
● Launch of Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Scaling Up Made-in-Africa Solutions14 September 2021, 8:30–10:00 a.m. (NY time)
● Leveraging Triangular Partnerships to Respond to COVID-19 and Build Back Better14 September 2021, 9:30–11:00 a.m. (NY time)
Commemoration of the 2021 UN Day for South-South Cooperation around the world:
@UNOSSC held high-level event on South-South cooperation. For @antonioguterres, “throughout the pandemic, countries of the Global South have shared their knowledge and resources to support response and recovery efforts.” https://t.co/R52vPEGyfL— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) September 10, 2021
👉🏾 Today is @UN Day for #SouthSouthCooperation: 12 Sept marks the adoption of BAPA in 1978 by 🇺🇳 UN Members States. Now #SouthSouth & #TriangularCooperation are more essential than ever to support #Covid19 recovery efforts and to avoid climate catastrophe. https://t.co/njPfQthh3y pic.twitter.com/cn4HhdSFHf— UNOSSC (@UNOSSC) September 12, 2021
📌 #SouthSouthCooperation Day 2021: « South-South & Triangular Cooperation to Help Achieve @UN’s #DevelopmentGoals », article by Adel Abdellatif, Director ai of 🇺🇳 @UNOSSC | 📄 Read it: https://t.co/19dVMnRj8j | 👉🏾 Know more about the #UNDayforSSC: https://t.co/x5K3GHSvBW @UNDP pic.twitter.com/UnQMJ871bj— UNOSSC (@UNOSSC) September 10, 2021
Amid #COVID19 there was a boost in #volunteering. @UNVolunteers from Global South play active role strengthening solidarity among Global South countries, which are most impacted by the pandemic. Meet some of them &get inspired by their actions: https://t.co/FOdrv2b68U #SouthSouth pic.twitter.com/eYIxsMy4So— UN Volunteers (@UNVolunteers) September 12, 2021
As "no one is safe until everyone is safe," we need to pool our resources together & step up efforts to ensure accessibility of #vaccines esp. to those who cannot afford them - says Dr. Al Jasser marking #UnitedNations Day for #SouthSouthCooperation.— IsDB Group (@isdb_group) September 12, 2021
Solidarity among countries of the South has offered concrete solutions to shared challenges, and can help achieve the #GlobalGoals.— United Nations (@UN) September 11, 2021
More on Sunday's Int'l Day for #SouthSouthCooperation: https://t.co/eURfNXqjLW pic.twitter.com/qxPWMFK9Ca
Today is the international day of #SouthSouthCooperation.— UN-OHRLLS (@UNOHRLLS) September 12, 2021
It celebrates the collaboration of countries and people in the global South towards...
🎯Attainment of internationally agreed development goals
For #SouthSouthCooperation Day we’re sharing photos from the Ningxia International Knowledge Management Center on Combating #Desertification in #China where reps from Africa and Asia share tech + business models for dryland #ecosystemrestoration, afforestation and green economy. pic.twitter.com/4Bf2FTkIrm— UN Convention to Combat Desertification (@UNCCD) September 12, 2021
#SouthSouth cooperation is an intrinsic part of our response to the pandemic, accounting for about 17% of our COVID-19 projects in 2020. On #SouthSouthCooperation Day, @RaoMonari spotlights our work to help countries #BuildForwardBetter towards the #SDGs. https://t.co/Z7ufonsz3C pic.twitter.com/4xtpo33ECb— UN Development (@UNDP) September 12, 2021
“Today’s #SouthSouthCooperation Day is a moment to champion the enormous potential benefits that can emanate from countries working together to share solutions.”— UNFPA (@UNFPA) September 12, 2021
— Dr. Natalia Kanem, @UNFPA Executive Director
Learn more: https://t.co/4OEMPoXu7l #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/fGla4L3r6C
Today is the #UNDayforSouthSouthCooperation!— United Nations ESCAP (@UNESCAP) September 12, 2021
The solidarity that underpins South-South cooperation has once again proven vital for developing countries in #AsiaPacific - sharing knowledge and resources to support response and recovery efforts. @UNOSSC pic.twitter.com/eg3D8ClYMC
Today is @UN Day for #SouthSouthCooperation🤝— UNIDO (@UNIDO) September 12, 2021
In light of the changing global industrial setting, #UNIDO plays an important role in the #UN system with regards to #SouthSouth Cooperation.
Read more here🔍https://t.co/mhnmQsyhxj pic.twitter.com/u9HMV2rvJ7
Today we celebrate the power of #SouthSouthCooperation.— UNCTAD (@UNCTAD) September 12, 2021
Boosting trade and economic cooperation between developing countries has always been at the heart of @UNCTAD's work.
We're a proud partner of the nations of the Global South. https://t.co/D0eTDeQOhp @galaxy_south pic.twitter.com/gb6epEvclP
International Day for #SouthSouthCooperation celebrates solidarity. It highlights economic, social & political developments made by countries in the South & brings awareness to @UN efforts on cooperation among developing countries 🌎— UN Peacekeeping (@UNPeacekeeping) September 12, 2021
Learn more 👉https://t.co/FJv0G9TSzU