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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

02/03/2022

Global discussion on South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) for Nutrition

Join us on March 17, 2022, 8:00-9:30 am (ET/GMT-4) for a global discussion on the role of SSTC in delivering the SDG 2 and the Malabo Declaration targets in reducing prevalence of undernutrition and malnutrition in Africa. AUDA-NEPAD, UNICEF and […]
02/02/2022

UNOSSC’s Strategic Framework 2022–2025 Will Enhance South-South Cooperation Toward Achievement of SDGs

Meeting on 1 February at its first regular session of 2022 the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS took note of the Draft strategic framework of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, 2022–2025 (DP/CF/SSC/7). The proposed strategy is ambitious and timely, […]
25/01/2022

South-South Ideas Paper: Least Developed Country Graduation – Can South‐South Cooperation Have a Positive Impact on Trade and Finance?

This report undertakes an in-depth examination of the potential role of South-South Cooperation (SSC) in supporting sustainable LDC graduation. Two avenues of SSC are considered: trade-related cooperation and extended support through concessional financial flows. It stresses that both avenues are […]
20/01/2022

Digital Library launched at the National University of Samoa (NUS)

The National University of Samoa (NUS), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched the national Samoa Digital Library (SADIL) Project on Monday 17th of January 2022, at the NUS Fale Samoa. The Digital Library is part of […]
18/01/2022

South-South Ideas Paper: South-South Cooperation, An Opportunity to Fight Against Climate Change & Reduce Inequalities

Climate change is a global negative externality and nowadays it is considered as one of the biggest challenges on Earth. The scale of the efforts and coordination needed to alleviate climate change’s negative impacts are considerable. In this context, South-South […]
17/01/2022

South-South Ideas Paper: Mapping South-South Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation for Theory and Practice

Science, technology, and innovation (STI) are key to economic and social development, yet the capacity for scientific innovation remains unequally distributed across the globe. Working from the perspective of access, equity and inclusion (AEI), the present study analyses the state […]
15/10/2021

India-UN Fund, UNESCO and Government of Samoa advance dialogue on access to information in the public administration context

Apia, Wednesday 13 July 2021: Access to information empowers the participation of citizens in decision-making and discussions of issues that affect them. It is a key human right that enables the exercise of all other fundamental human rights and holds […]
17/09/2021

UNOSSC and UNDP launch publication “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Scaling up Made-in-Africa Solutions”

African countries have been generating innovative and context-specific solutions, in collaboration with various development actors, to respond to common development challenges including to the COVID- 19 pandemic. Despite restrictions in travel, the closure of borders, and the significant socio-economic impacts […]
08/09/2021

2021 UN Day for South-South Cooperation Side-event: Launch of Good Practices in SSTC – Scaling Up Made-in-Africa Solutions

When: 14 September 2021, 8:30 – 10:00 AM (NY time)Registration: to register for this event, please click here. Background African countries have been generating innovative and context-specific solutions, in collaboration with various development actors, to respond to common development challenges […]
08/09/2021

2021 UN Day for South-South Cooperation Side-event: Launch of South-South Ideas Papers

South-South Ideas Papers Launch: “Institutionalization and impact assessment of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC): Key findings and recommendations from Southern think-tanks” When: 13 September 2021, 9:00 – 10:30 AM (EST)How to Join: to join this event, please click here. Introduction […]
11/03/2021
Report of the Secretary-General on the State of South-South Cooperation Highlights Surge in Activity Featured Image

Report of the Secretary-General on the State of South-South Cooperation Highlights Surge in Activity

Tarik Iziraren, Deputy Director for Policy and Strategic Partnership of the United Nations Office of South-South Cooperation, introduced the 2020 Report of the Secretary-General on the State of South-South Cooperation (document A/75/371) to the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) […]
08/02/2021
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New UNIDO publication on South-South and triangular industrial cooperation

VIENNA, 4 February 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has released a new publication on the Organization’s work in the area of South-South and triangular industrial cooperation (SSTIC). The publication features 16 projects and good practices that can be […]