South-South Today

UNOSSC’s blog features project and program updates from Office staff, and engages partners in a collaborative environment to highlight best practices and relevant news from developing countries. Stay tuned for our monthly blog posts and follow us on social media.
11/09/2019

India-UN Fund Reduces Maternal Mortality in Mauritania

The Government of India supports South-South cooperation through the financing of over 40 initiatives and projects across the Global South through its India-UN Development Partnership Fund. In July 2018, the Mauritanian Government’s Ministry of Health launched a project, entitled “Enhancing […]
09/09/2019

South-South Galaxy to be launched on UN Day for South-South Cooperation, 12 September

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation along with development partners has developed a global knowledge sharing and partnership-brokering platform – South-South Galaxy. Powered by artificial intelligence, this platform aims to respond systematically and effectively in supporting developing countries’ demand […]
04/09/2019

Global Trade & Financial Governance for Inclusive Development

Delhi Process V – South South and Triangular Cooperation: Exploring New Opportunities and New Partnerships Post-BAPA+40 By Hany Besada, Senior Research/Programme Advisor, UNOSSC* There is widespread consensus in international development discourse that South-South Cooperation is quickly taking centre stage of […]
04/09/2019

India-UN Development Partnership Fund Bridging Digital Divide in Papua New Guinea

As a strong proponent of South-South cooperation and Agenda 2030, India is supporting over 40 Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States and Landlocked Developing Countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through its India-UN Development Partnership Fund. For example, the […]
30/08/2019

First South-South in Action with Private Sector Launched in Thailand

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and Siam Cement Group (SCG) launched a South-South in Action publication on 26 August 2019 during the SCG Sustainable Development Symposium. Over 1,600 people participated in the Symposium entitled, “SD Symposium 10 […]
23/08/2019

Rome-based Agencies celebrate 2019 UN SSC Day

6 September 2019 | WFP Headquarters Auditorium (Rome) For the third consecutive year, the Rome-based Agencies (RBAs) jointly celebrated the 2019 United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation. Organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural […]
20/08/2019

Republic of Korea Input is Required in the Political and Technical Processes of South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Mr. Jorge Chediek, Director of UNOSSC and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation, met with Han-Deog Cho, Program Strategy and Policy Planning Department Director-General of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Mr. Chediek noted that the outcomes of the […]
19/08/2019

RoK/UNOSSC Facility Steering Committee Calls for Extension of Cooperation

“The Republic of Korea’s contribution to development cooperation is by example giving hope to other countries, that they can replicate the miracle of evolving from one of the world’s poorest countries to an OECD-DAC member,” said Jorge Chediek, Director of […]
19/08/2019

China-Japan-Korea Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat and UNOSSC Agree to Collaborate

The China-Japan-Korea Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat and UNOSSC today agreed to take the initial steps towards expanded development cooperation. At the meeting with Mr. Jong-Heon Lee, Secretary-General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS), Jorge Chediek, Director of UNOSSC and Envoy of […]
19/08/2019

UNDP Seoul Policy Centre and UNOSSC Discuss Enhanced Collaboration

Jorge Chediek, Director of UNOSSC and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation, briefed Stephen Klingebiel, Director of the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre, on the UNOSSC’s follow-up to the BAPA+40 Conference. “We should look at BAPA+40 outcome as a document […]
30/07/2019

Pacific Island Leaders Endorse a Central Role for South-South Cooperation in the Sustainable Development of the Pacific

Over 200 participants attended the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF)2019 Leaders’ Summit and Conference highlighting the theme “South-South Cooperation for a Resilient Pacific” in Nadi, Fiji, 29-30 July 2019. The participating leaders included the President of Nauru, Prime Ministers of Fiji […]
24/07/2019

Southern-based Think Tanks Redress Inequalities in Human Development

In the lead up to the upcoming 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) on inequality, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) recently held a joint meeting in New York with members of the South-South […]