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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


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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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) […]
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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 […]
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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 […]

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 […]
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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 […]

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 […]
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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 […]

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 […]

India-UN Partnership Fund provides 5 ventilators to Government of Antigua & Barbuda

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment now has five ventilators to better equip the specially designed infectious disease and isolation centre, which was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is one part of an India-UN Partnership […]