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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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SSMart for Sustainable Development Goals system enables partners to post demands, search for solutions, share solutions and collaborate

SSMart for Sustainable Development Goals system enables partners to post their demands, search for solutions, share their solutions and collaborate. In order to maximise collaborative partnerships, we support partners in assessing their demands, packaging their solutions and brokering matches between […]

Guidelines for Trilateral South-South Cooperation Initiatives from UNICEF Brazil and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency

These guidelines provide step-by-step guidance and tools for the identification and joint formulation of Trilateral South-South Cooperation initiatives (TSSC) with UNICEF and the Government of Brazil. The document is a joint publication from UNICEF Brazil and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency […]

Volunteering, South-South and triangular cooperation

Volunteering is a universal human value that can be found in all societies. In southern Africa, for example, the concept of Ubuntu defines the relationships of mutual assistance between people. In Norway, the word dugnad describes a traditional system of […]

Malaysia shares how food security and nutrition can be enhanced through devolved governance

High-level delegates from Kenya spent one week in Malaysia meeting their peers to discuss how to turn food security and nutrition policy into action   Rome/Kuala Lumpur, 10 October 2017. An eight-member Kenyan delegation, led by James Wachiuri Wanjohi, Technical […]

Centre of Excellence: 6 years of South-South cooperation

The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger celebrated its sixth anniversary on 7 November. During this period, the WFP Centre has engaged in South-South cooperation initiatives with over 50 countries, in areas such as food security, nutrition, and social protection. […]

Ministers of Education endorsed AU school feeding study

African Ministers of Education endorsed the report and findings of the African Union Study on School Feeding. The results of the study were presented during the Second Ordinary session of Africa Minister’s Meeting on Education, Science and Technology, held on […]

School cooks become stars in recipes contest

In a ceremony filled with emotion, the five winners of the second edition of the Best School Feeding Recipes contest were announced. With the purpose of valuing the role of the school cooks in the food education and in the […]

South-South Expo 2017: ILO Solution on Skills Development, Youth Employment in the Framework of South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Antalya, Turkey, 28 November 2017, 10.45am – 12.15pm The ILO Thematic Solution Forum aims to present development solutions relevant to youth and women employment in the framework of South-South and triangular cooperation. Particularly, the Forum will aim to provide results-based […]

South-South Cooperation on Early Childhood Development to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

New York, September 2017 – On the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNICEF and the Government of Morocco co-hosted, on the 22nd September, a high-level meeting to promote South-South cooperation (SSC) on early childhood […]

Trilateral South-South Cooperation in Brazil – learn more through these reports

UNICEF supports the Government of Brazil in implementing its South-South Cooperation agenda under the framework of a partnership agreement on Trilateral South-South Cooperation (TSSC). It is based on a mutual commitment to the most vulnerable children, adolescents and their families. TSSC works to deliver results more efficiently for […]

Kenya learns Indonesia’s food security and nutrition system through FAO facilitation

A High-level delegation from Kenya visits Indonesia to learn about its decentralized governance structure facilitated by FAO South-South Cooperation. An eight member Kenyan delegation led by Muo Hamisi Williams, the Technical Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary participated in a one-week […]