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.

HPLF: Strengthening SDG 17 through South-South and Triangular Cooperation

The newly adopted BAPA+40 Outcome Document makes significant contributions toward providing guidance for development partnerships in the paradigm of South-South cooperation (SSC) and triangular development cooperation (TrC) in alignment with the economic and political transitions that have taken place since the […]

Cities Project completes demand-driven needs assessment in Khajura

Pilot Project in the Making On 10 June 2019, UNOSSC’s Cities Project initiated a five-day multi-stakeholder mission to Khajura Rural Municipality to conduct a sustainable development needs assessment. Khajura was established in 2017 and is now a growing city in […]

HPLF: South-South Global Think Tanks Reflect on the BAPA+40 Outcome

The newly endorsed Outcome Document of the BAPA+40 Conference recognized the contribution of think tanks and research institutions in the improvement of South-South and triangular cooperation (SSC & TrC) practices and called on United Nations entities to continue their engagement and […]

HLPF: Bridging the SDG-Financing Gap through South-South Cooperation

With rising aspirations linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), commitments of developing countries have multiplied. However, at the operational level major challenges remain, including the effective management of capital inflows; domestic resource mobilization; and addressing the problems of capital […]

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 […]