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.

India-UN Fund: Improving Healthcare Services Across Palau

The government of Palau and UNOPS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to improve the quality, availability and access to primary healthcare services through resilient infrastructure.  A $1.5 million grant from the India-UN Development Partnership Fund (India-UN Fund) […]

Developing National Ecosystems for South-South and Triangular Cooperation

UNOSSC co-organized a meeting with the Islamic Development Bank and South Center on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly 26 September. Beginning the meeting a Statement of Intent was concluded between UNOSSC, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and […]

High-level Dialogue on BAPA+40 Follow Up

The first post BAPA+40 interactive dialogue took place on the sidelines of the High-level segment of the 74thSession of the UN General Assembly on 26 September. The dialogue was hosted by the Government of Argentina and UNOSSC, and focused on strengthening […]

10,000 Young Entrepreneurs for the Global South

Entrepreneurs are “drivers of innovation” and “change agents” providing a win-win situation for all, and developing countries especially need them to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. To invigorate the entrepreneurship ecosystem of the Global South, UNOSSC will provide one-stop shop […]

Food Security and the Achievement of SDGs in Africa through South-South Cooperation

On the sidelines of the World Sustainable Development Summit, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) organized a High-level […]

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States highlight BAPA+40 follow up

Seeking to discuss concrete follow up actions to the BAPA+40 Outcome, H.E. Dr. Patrick Gomes, Secretary General, African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) met with Mr. Jorge Chediek, Director of UNOSSC and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South […]

UNOSSC’s Youth4South programme joins forces with African Union Commission for the “1 Million by 2021 Initiative”

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the African Union Commission (AUC) discuss concrete steps to support capacity development of young African people to serve Africa and the world through the umbrella initiative of the Youth4South: Advanced Youth Leadership […]

South-South Cooperation Essential to Collaborative Governance on Climate

The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development andthe Green Development Coalitionof China’s Belt and Road Initiative organized a Roundtable Meeting alongside the High-level segment of the General-Assembly to consider “Collaborative Governance on Climate and UN 2030 Agenda […]

FAO, IFAD and WFP highlight the commitment of leaving no one behind in achieving SDG2

Rome – The UN Rome-based Agencies (RBAs), namely, FAO, IFAD and WFP, observed the UN Day for South-South Cooperation with an event hosted at WFP which highlighted the importance of “leaving no one behind” in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The […]

UNOSSC and IOM agree to work collaboratively to support humane and orderly migration

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 23 September 2019 to cooperate in areas of mutual concern and enhance the effectiveness of their development efforts.  “We […]

UNOSSC brokers partnership for enhancing youth entrepreneurship in Africa

Training, sharing, and networking for the advancement of private sector and youth entrepreneurship in Africa will be the focus of a new South-South partnership brokered by UNOSSC between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Shenzhen Youth Federation of China. […]

Low-emission industrialization of developing countries requires South-South cooperation

The rapid industrialization that many developing countries are facing is highlighting the question of whether this development is sustainable. During the weekend preceding the Climate Action Summit, the Envoy of the Secretary-General on Climate Action organized a high-level Summit called Industry […]