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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@unossc.org

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UN Organizations’ News on South-South Cooperation

05/11/2019

Spotlight on South-South Cooperation in Promoting and Deepening Trade & Investment in Africa

Antananarivo, Madagascar The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the African Union Commission organized a workshop on “The Role of South-South Cooperation in Promoting and Deepening Trade and Investment […]
25/10/2019

UNOSSC and WFP China Collaborate to Promote SSTC Focusing on Youth and Cities

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the World Food Programme China Center of Excellence (WFP China) committed to a new partnership focusing on youth and cities today. During a meeting in Beijing the two parties agreed to collaborate […]
21/10/2019

Post BAPA+40 Report of the Secretary-General on the State of South-South Cooperation Introduced

Tarik Iziraren, Deputy Director for Policy and Strategic Partnership of the United Nations Office of South-South Cooperation, introduced the 2019 Report of the Secretary-General on the State of South-South Cooperation (document A/74/336) to the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) […]
17/10/2019

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – South-South Cooperation Toward Achieving SDG1

The target of Agenda 2030 is to eradicate extreme poverty. Even though global extreme poverty is on the decline, recent statistics show that the rate of decline has slowed. South-South cooperation can play a significant role in getting us back […]
15/10/2019

Grants to Pacific and Caribbean Bring SSC Support Through the India-UN Development Partnership Fund to $176m

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced new grants to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund during meetings with leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Pacific Islands Developing States (PSIDS) alongside the United Nations General Assembly in September. 14 million USD […]
03/10/2019

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) […]
03/10/2019

Leveraging South-South Cooperation to Scale-up Work on Maternal and Child Health

The Community of Practice on South-South Cooperation for Children (CoP-SSC4C), a joint initiative by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, IPC-IG, and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), hosted a global webinar on October […]
26/09/2019

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 […]
24/09/2019

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 […]
12/09/2019

UNICEF Supports and Promotes South-South Cooperation toward Accelerating SDG Results for Children

UNICEF joins the global South-South community in celebrating the International Day for South-South cooperation. With a global footprint in 190 countries and numerous global partnerships, UNICEF actively supports and promotes South-South cooperation (SSC) to scale-up good practices and solutions from […]
12/09/2019

ILO celebrates the UN Day for South-South Cooperation

In celebration of the #SouthSouth Cooperation Day, the ILO is very pleased to remind the recent launch of a key publication done in the framework of BAPA+40: South-South and Triangular Cooperation – Decent Work Good Practices on the Road to […]
09/09/2019

South-South Galaxy to be launched on UN Day for South-South Cooperation, 12 September

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation along with development partners has developed a global knowledge sharing and partnership-brokering platform – South-South Galaxy. Powered by artificial intelligence, this platform aims to respond systematically and effectively in supporting developing countries’ demand […]