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.

Graduating from ODA: country experiences and lessons

BLOG POST: What happens to a country when their economy is considered strong enough that they are no longer in need of official development assistance (ODA)? How can they move away from aid in the most productive way possible? Are […]

Inspiration: Rwanda’s transformation through home-grown solutions

By Habib Ur Rehman Mayar, Deputy General Secretary, g7+ Secretariat &, Executive Director of g7+ Foundation, Twitter: @Habibmayar Twenty-five years ago, on April 7, 1994, the genocide against Tutsi took the lives of 800,000 people in Rwanda. Even those with […]

South-South Cooperation for Peace and Conflict Prevention

By Jorge Chediek and Bernardo Kliksberg   The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the most ambitious plan for economic and social change humankind has ever proposed. As United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres explains it, one of the agenda’s essential […]

South-South solidarity for durable peace and inclusive development a focus of new United Nations Staff College on-line course

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) is delighted to support the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) in the development of a training module on “South-South Cooperation for Sustaining Peace / Peace and Development” as part of the […]

Celebrating Solidarity and Cooperation (article in Spanish)

por Jorge Chediek y Bernardo Kliksberg   Más de 120 países, representados por altos líderes del sector público, el sector privado, y la Sociedad civil, junto con los principales organismos internacionales, participaron en la Décima Exposición sobre la Cooperación Sur […]

India-UN Development Partnership Fund approves UNESCO Initiative to Enhance Livelihoods in Togo while Strengthening Biodiversity

The project “Biodiversity Businesses in Fazao-Malfakassa National Park: A Means to Poverty Reduction, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development” – a unique example of triangular partnership between the Government of Togo, the Government of India and UNESCO – was recently approved […]

Capturing Digital South-South Opportunities to Promote Sustainable Development

10 December, Hong Kong – The Finance Centre for South-South Cooperation’s (FCSSC) annual South-South Financial Forum was convened in Hong Kong on 10 December in partnership with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). The forum, “2018 South-South Cooperation […]

South-South Commonwealth Consultation Forges a Path to Peace and Development

11 December, London – Representatives of Commonwealth small states have initially identified key issues such as vulnerabilities and crisis derived from climate change, high crime rate, gun violence and illicit drug trade, as key peace and development challenges which should […]

GSSD Expo 2018: Southern-led Effective Experiences in Conflict Prevention to be Showcased

While there are a growing number of collaborations, dialogues, and initiatives designed to increase Southern solidarity and mutual learning for the promotion of durable peace and inclusive development, the visibility of these efforts is limited. As a result, the availability […]

African countries are developing the First African South-South Cooperation (SSC) Report

Article by Beakal Fasil (Knowledge Management Officer, Development Effectiveness & South-South Cooperation Team, UNDP Regional Service Center for Africa).     Under the overall coordination of the UNDP Regional Service Center for Africa, and in collaboration with NEPAD’s Planning and […]

UNOSSC welcomes the Creation of South-South Peace and Development Thinkers Community of Practice

South-South cooperation has manifested in a variety of ways – one of the most powerful being that of knowledge exchange. In order to give greater visibility and support to Southern knowledge on the peace, development and security nexus, the United […]

World Green Economy Summit 2018: Silk Road Mayors Discuss South-South Cooperation for Smart Green Cities and Tourism

Dubai UAE, 25 Oct 2018: The Silk Road Mayor’s Meeting on South-South Cooperation in Smart Green Cities and Tourism held during the World Green Economy Summit 2018  was organized jointly by The World Green Economy Organization (WGEO), the United Nations Office […]