South-South Today

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.
07/02/2020

Webinar on Digital Platforms as Tools for Enhancing SSC & TrC Towards the SDGs, 13 February 2020

Organisers: United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, UNOSSC International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, IPC-IG Developing countries are increasingly recognizing the sharing of information and good practices on South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSC and TrC) […]
07/02/2020

Call for Action: Medical Supplies Needed in China to Curb the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concerns (PHEIC).  As of 4 February, the virus has impacted over 47,000 people living in China, claiming the lives […]
29/01/2020

African Countries Discuss Post BAPA+40 South-South Roadmap

“The African Union Agenda 2063 emphasizes the value of strategic partnerships with partners of the South to further the process of development of Africa,” said Jorge Chediek, UNOSSC Director and Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation, in […]
20/01/2020
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Targeting Hunger: South- South and Triangular Cooperation for Transforming Agriculture

On 12 February, the President of the General Assembly held an interactive dialogue focusing on the ways in which South-South and triangular cooperation in agriculture can be leveraged to address global hunger. The dialogue built on the Buenos Aires outcome […]
30/12/2019

Ten Major Events of New South-South and Triangular Cooperation in 2019

By Xiuli Xu, Dean of China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA), Professor of the College of Humanitarian and Development Studies (COHD), China Agricultural University  In 2019, in the context of a series of global challenges such as anti-globalization, world economic recession […]
25/12/2019

Islamic Development Bank Meeting Focuses on South-South and Triangular Cooperation

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) co-organized the Fourth Dialogue Meeting of Technical Cooperation Agencies of the 57 IsDB Member Countries in Istanbul, Turkey on 11 and 12 December. The meeting provided an opportunity […]
20/12/2019

Development Cooperation Agencies Chart Post-BAPA+40 Roadmap

The 11th High-Level Forum of Directors General for Development Cooperation took place in Istanbul, Turkey on 13 December 2019. The DG Forum 2019 was convened under the overall theme of “Charting the Post-BAPA+40 Roadmap for South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Towards […]
05/12/2019

Urgent Actions to Manage Water Supply and Waste Required in Chust, Uzbekistan

Immediate action is needed to improve the Chust city’s water supply, sewage treatment, and waste management, a recent needs assessment by the UNOSSC Cities Project concluded. The assessment, focusing on green city development, was carried out from 11 to 15 […]
26/11/2019

Linking South-South Youth Engagement with Sustainable Development

Twenty-eight young entrepreneurs from developing countries came together with local youth at the “Youth Innovation and Sustainable Development” Conference held in Shenzhen, China from 13-16 November 2019. The programme provided an opportunity for the young entrepreneurs to pitch their initiatives and […]
19/11/2019

General Assembly President Emphasizes Importance of South-South Cooperation in Alleviating Poverty and Hunger

“Solidarity is the key and it is clear that we need more and more South-South partnerships,” H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of General Assembly, said in meetings today with Mr. Jorge Chediek, Director of UNOSSC and Envoy of the Secretary-General […]
14/11/2019

UN Envoy: BRICS Can Take Lead on Development

The UN’s top envoy for South-South Cooperation said he believes that BRICS nations, with a stronger voice in global governance reform, have become a powerful engine for developing countries. “The BRICS are uniquely capable [of providing] a strong voice to […]
06/11/2019

Private Sector is a Valuable Engine for Africa’s Economic Growth

11th edition of the African Private Sector Forum kicks off in Madagascar Antananarivo, Madagascar The 11th edition of the African Private Sector Forum focused on the impact of the private sector on Africa’s economic growth. “South-South Cooperation is absolutely critical […]