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Each member of the UN system is a substantive leader within its sphere of expertise. The Office ensures coherent UN system support to South-South and triangular cooperation by facilitating joint analytical planning and programming, contributing to the Secretary-General’s directive for all UN Agencies to ‘Deliver as One’ in South-South cooperation for development.

In response to Member States’ commitment to South-South cooperation, the United Nations system has intensified efforts to mainstream South-South efforts across each organization’s strategic plans and policy frameworks. We are creating strategic partnerships for such collaboration and highlighting South-South cooperation as a priority in long- and medium-term planning instruments. United Nations Agency- and organization-specific webpages on South-South cooperation, flagship initiatives, joint programmes and latest news can be accessed via this page.

For further information please contact UNOSSC at: southsouth@undp.org

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Catalogue of Costa Rica’s Technical Cooperation of Children and Adolescent’s Programs

The Catalogue documents policy and project initiatives focused on the compliance of children’s rights for encouraging child-focused technical cooperation among countries. Based on already existing and demonstrated initiatives, it promotes South-South and triangular exchange of successful experiences, which were chosen […]

United Nations Hosts Dialogue with China Center for International Knowledge on Development

New York, USA: 31 January 2018 – The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today co-organized a Global Thinkers Dialogue with the China Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD). “South-South cooperation […]

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New UNICEF publication: Good and promising practices in South-South Cooperation for Children

This is the first UNICEF global publication showcasing examples of how South-South Cooperation contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for children. The ten good and promising practices featured here demonstrate how different South-South Cooperation modalities have been used to […]

UNOSSC in collaboration with UNDP is hosting the first Global Thinkers Dialogue on 31 January 2018

First Global Thinkers Dialogue: 31 January 2018, from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm in Conference Room A, UNHQ. This Dialogue is organized under the umbrella of the South-South Global Thinkers initiative and will feature remarks from Dr. Sen Gong, Executive […]

United Nations Launches QIAO United Action Plan on Climate Change and Conservation

Partners commit to support developing countries with climate action and collaboration Hawaii, USA: 11 January 2018 – The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the Beijing Qiaonyu Foundation jointly launched the QIAO United Action Plan on Climate Change […]

Placing child rights on the South-South Cooperation agenda

On November 27-30, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) organized its ninth Global South-South Development Expo in Antalya Turkey. UNICEF participated in two high-level panels and was represented at global and country levels, with participants from headquarters and […]

Côte d’Ivoire: field trip to rural cooperative

To see first-hand the impacts of Brazilian policies in rural dwellers, the Côte d’Ivoire delegation participating in a study visit to Brazil with the WFP Centre of Excellence made a field trip to a smallholder farmers’ cooperative near Brasilia. The […]

Côte d’Ivoire and Brazil cooperate to achieve Zero Hunger

Côte d’Ivoire is a growing force in Africa, with a strong agricultural sector. However, the country still has challenges in areas such as education, health, and food security. Data from 2015 show that 12.8 percent of homes are food insecure, […]

See the media coverage of the Global South-South Development Expo 2017


GSSD Expo 2017: Summary of the Fourth Day (30 Nov 2017)

  SPECIAL EVENT: High-level Round Table on City Experiences in South-South Cooperation: Cooperation in Tourism for Sustainable Development The UN has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism. Participants discussed the relevance of tourism for sustainable development and how […]

GSSD Expo 2017: Summary of the Third Day (29 Nov 2017)

  LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE 3: From delivering aid to ending need: Advancing the 2030 Agenda in crisis contexts There can be no sustainable development without peace, and no peace without development. Participants agreed that change is needed in the humanitarian system. […]