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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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Side Events Organized by the United Nations Rome-based Agencies at BAPA+40

The United Nations Rome-Based Agencies (RBAs which are The Food and Agriculture Organization – FAO, International Fund for Agriculture Development – IFAD and World Food Programme – WFP) are jointly organizing two side events.   We warmly welcome you to […]

IFAD – Islamic Development Bank Side Event at BAPA+40

    International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are organizing a side event on “Leveraging South-South and Triangular Cooperation to support agricultural value-chain development”. IsDB and IFAD have a proven track record in designing […]

UNESCO Side Events at BAPA+40

On the margins of the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40), which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 20-22 March 2019, UNESCO, in partnership with the University of Buenos Aries (UBA) will host three side […]

Upcoming ILO-South Centre Side Event at BAPA+40: “The Future of Work, Youth Employment and South-South Cooperation”

Geneva, February 12, 2019 – The high-level conference on South-South cooperation (BAPA+40) will take place on 20-22 March 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this context, the ILO and the South Centre will co-host a side event entitled “The Future […]

South-South solidarity for durable peace and inclusive development a focus of new United Nations Staff College on-line course

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) is delighted to support the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) in the development of a training module on “South-South Cooperation for Sustaining Peace / Peace and Development” as part of the […]

UNV and the UN Office for South South Cooperation sign a Memorandum of Understanding

On 29 January 2019, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) signed the first ever Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations. This Memorandum of Understanding aims at fortifying an already strong collaboration between both entities, […]

China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility: Second Call for Proposals

IFAD is pleased to announce the launch of the second call for proposals for projects to be funded by the China-IFAD SSTC Facility, after a successful first round which led to the approval of 8 project proposals. In this second call, […]

Creating a level playing field for women in technology in Africa

Addis Ababa/Johannesburg – The UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) concluded a three-day workshop in South Africa on 17 January 2019, with the aim to optimize opportunities for African women in the technology sector through enhanced professional capacity and mentorship and […]

First projects approved by the China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility

IFAD is pleased to announce the conclusion of the process of the first call for proposals under the China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Facility. As a result of the first call for proposals which was launched on 18 June […]

India-funded Assessment Study in eSwatini successfully completes first phase of data collection

The Poverty Participatory Assessment project in the Kingdom of eSwatini involves a qualitative study that aims to leverage the perspectives and solutions of the people of eSwatini in the analysis of poverty for strategic national development. The project is being […]

Celebrating Solidarity and Cooperation (article in Spanish)

por Jorge Chediek y Bernardo Kliksberg   Más de 120 países, representados por altos líderes del sector público, el sector privado, y la Sociedad civil, junto con los principales organismos internacionales, participaron en la Décima Exposición sobre la Cooperación Sur […]

UNESCO: Green Economy in Nigeria gets a boost from India-UN Fund

Jointly advancing environmental sustainability and poverty reduction is a challenge the government of Nigeria holds at heart. In pursuit of these interlinked objectives, the Ministry of the Environment and the Man and the Biosphere National Committee of Nigeria proposed a […]