UN System Portal

UN System Portal

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

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
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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 […]
25/11/2020
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Virtual Arab Regional Workshop: Investing in the SDGs through SSC & TrC Beyond COVID-19 (30 Nov – 2 Dec 2020)

Background: The promotion of South-South investment in the Arab region is now more imperative than ever to meet a broader goal for the region’s long-term economic growth and achieving the SDGs. Impact investment is also a vital approach to support […]
06/11/2020

South-South Trust Funds Respond to COVID-19, Fast-tracking Medical Purchases, Enabling Peer Learning and Supporting Joint Research

The funds managed by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) were early responders to the COVID-19 pandemic, facilitating city-to-city contributions of medical equipment as early as February 2020 and, by April, purchases of ventilators for the small island […]
12/09/2020
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UN RBA Celebration of the 2020 United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 12 September of every year as the UN day for South-South Cooperation. For the fourth consecutive year, FAO, IFAD and WFP, the Rome-based UN Agencies (RBAs), will hold a virtual joint celebration of […]
18/08/2020

India Fund: Barbuda’s Lone Hospital Fully Rehabilitated and Equipped to Support the Community

Barbudans once again have access to enhanced healthcare services after a fully equipped and rehabilitated Hannah Thomas Hospital was handed over to the Barbuda Council today. Under the leadership of the Government of Antigua & Barbuda, the project, funded by […]
21/07/2020
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UN-Habitat and UNOSSC Partner to Step up South-South Cooperation on Urban Issues

18 July 2020 – UN-Habitat and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) providing a framework for cooperation to facilitate and strengthen their joint work in mainstreaming South-South and triangular cooperation to support […]
09/07/2020

India-UN Development Partnership Fund is Responding to COVID-19 through South-South Cooperation

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund, managed by UNOSSC, is working rapidly to support projects responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects are supplying medical equipment, and will be building healthcare capacities, mitigating socio-economic impact and catalyzing transformative recovery. The India-UN Development Partnership […]