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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

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 […]
04/09/2019

India-UN Development Partnership Fund Bridging Digital Divide in Papua New Guinea

As a strong proponent of South-South cooperation and Agenda 2030, India is supporting over 40 Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States and Landlocked Developing Countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through its India-UN Development Partnership Fund. For example, the […]
23/08/2019

Rome-based Agencies celebrate 2019 UN SSC Day

6 September 2019 | WFP Headquarters Auditorium (Rome) For the third consecutive year, the Rome-based Agencies (RBAs) jointly celebrated the 2019 United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation. Organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural […]
19/08/2019

UNDP Seoul Policy Centre and UNOSSC Discuss Enhanced Collaboration

Jorge Chediek, Director of UNOSSC and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation, briefed Stephen Klingebiel, Director of the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre, on the UNOSSC’s follow-up to the BAPA+40 Conference. “We should look at BAPA+40 outcome as a document […]
24/07/2019

Southern-based Think Tanks Redress Inequalities in Human Development

In the lead up to the upcoming 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) on inequality, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) recently held a joint meeting in New York with members of the South-South […]
08/06/2019

Second Anniversary Commemoration of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund

Video Report “The India-UN Development Partnership Fund is a welcome contribution that is championing greater prosperity and opportunity for all,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the occasion of anniversary celebrations of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund at United […]
09/05/2019

AGRA/IFAD: Call for Solutions Private Sector-related Innovative Rural Development

The Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA) is launching a Call for Rural Innovative Solutions in agriculture to invite the submission of write-ups for known existing solutions applicable to rural agriculture. In this call, AGRA is looking forward to receiving […]
03/04/2019

Publication: Advancing children’s rights and well-being through SSTrC (2019)

At the Side-Event South-South Cooperation in a Digital Era, held on the margins of the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40), the UNICEF and UNOSSC joint publication was launched as part of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation […]
29/03/2019

Participants, acting without a vote, adopted the Buenos Aires Outcome Document of BAPA+40

Enhanced Collaboration Crucial to Address Changing Geopolitical Landscape, Resource Constraints, Delegates Stress   BUENOS AIRES, 22 March – Concluding a landmark conference on the crucial role of South-South cooperation in the planet’s sustainable development, representatives of 160 countries today adopted a sweeping […]
28/03/2019

BAPA+40 Side-Event: Shaping the Future of Regional South-South Cooperation – Sharing the ASEAN Experiences and Nurturing Synergies across Regions

19 March 2019 The side-event on “Shaping the Future of Regional South-South Cooperation: Sharing the ASEAN Experiences and Nurturing Synergies across Regions” was held on 19 March at Sala de Prensa, Palacio San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was […]
25/03/2019

IAEA Launches Report Highlighting Achievements in South-South and Triangular Cooperation

The IAEA has launched a report showcasing how the application of science and technology through cooperation among developing countries is helping countries achieve their development objectives. Examples highlighted in the report include combatting diseases such as Ebola and identifying the presence of […]