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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

14/02/2019

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 […]
06/02/2019

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, […]
04/02/2019

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, […]
01/02/2019

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 […]
30/01/2019

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 […]
18/01/2019

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 […]
08/01/2019

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 […]
20/12/2018

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 […]
17/12/2018

India-UN Development Partnership Fund supports first-ever official population projections and SDG Youth Score Card in Moldova

Government of Moldova, in collaboration with UNFPA and the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, will establish a population register in the run up to the upcoming Population and Housing Census in the 2020 Global Round. The project “Improve availability of administrative […]
17/12/2018

UNESCO participated in the 2018 Global South-South Development Expo

UNESCO participated in the 2018 Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo, held at the UN in New York from 28-30 November, with the overarching theme of “Showcasing Institutions Supporting South-South Cooperation in preparation for the Second High-level United Nations Conference on […]
14/12/2018

Roundtable discussion: The critical role of South-South Cooperation in delivering the SDGs for children and young people

On 27 November 2018, UNICEF and the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), in collaboration with the Governments of Argentina, the Kindom of Thailand and the Government of Uganda and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), co-organized a roundtable on maximizing […]
13/12/2018

India-UN Development Partnership Fund approves UNESCO Initiative to Enhance Livelihoods in Togo while Strengthening Biodiversity

The project “Biodiversity Businesses in Fazao-Malfakassa National Park: A Means to Poverty Reduction, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development” – a unique example of triangular partnership between the Government of Togo, the Government of India and UNESCO – was recently approved […]