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Upcoming Events for the UN Day for South-South Cooperation 2021

South-South Cooperation (SSC), a manifestation of solidarity among peoples and countries of the South, is more important than ever before, especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for a series of virtual events to commemorate the power of SSC on the 2021 UN Day for South-South Cooperation. 
The 2021 high-level commemoration of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, organized ahead of the opening of 76th United Nations General-Assembly, provides an opportunity to discuss Southern solidarity in support of a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable future, while effectively responding to the global COVID-19 crisis toward recovering better across the Global South. This will also be an opportunity to highlight concrete follow-up to the 20th Session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation which took place 1 to 4 June 2021 in New York. Learn more.
Side-events and Relevant Activities

South-South Cooperation in the Decade of Action: Two virtual sessions are being organized by APC-Colombia to draw the spotlight on successful SSC projects in the Global South which have contributed directly to the social and economic recovery of countries towards Agenda 2030. 9 September 2021, 8 am-9:30 am & 10 September 2021, 8 am-9.30 am New York time. Learn more.
Triangular Cooperation with Africa organized by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation, UNOSSC and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) discusses the potential of triangular partnerships in Africa with a view to sharing experiences, lessons learned and ideas for future joint actions. 9 September 2021, 9 am-11 am, New York timeLearn more
Launch event for new South-South Ideas Papers developed by South-South Global Thinkers Initiative: "Institutionalization & impact assessment of South-South & Triangular Cooperation: Key findings & recommendations from Southern think-tanks".  13 September 2021, 9:00 am-10:30 am New York timeLearn more
Launch of Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Scaling Up Made-in-Africa Solutions. Presented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNOSSC with speakers from Lesotho, Mauritius, Ethiopia and Cabo Verde. 14 September 2021, 8:30-10:00am New York time. Learn more.
Intergovernmental Organizations Meeting in Asia-Pacific to commemorate UN Day for South-South Cooperation co-organized by UNOSSC Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), 14 September 2021, 9:30 am-12 pm, Bangkok time. Learn more
Launch of Global Partnership Initiative on Effective Triangular Co-operation (GPI) brief ‘Leveraging Triangular Partnerships to Respond to COVID-19 and Build Back Better from the Pandemic', with speakers from UNOSSC, BRICS Policy, Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA), Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation (NOREC), OECD, Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA), International Trade Centre and Mexican Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID).  14 September 2021, 9:30 am, New York Time. Learn more.

Latest News & Updates

South-South Galaxy offers the latest news and updates on
South-South and Triangular cooperation.
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PICA Medical Mission to Afghanistan to benefit the health sector through providing specialized training, joint operations, patient examinations and assessing the health situation in hospital, carried out in cooperation with IsDB, completes its first phase. Learn more.
IBRAF and FAO have signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA) to jointly design a South-South cooperation (SSC) training through IBRAF’s newly launched Online Professional Learning (OPL) platform to support 400 African trainees on Fall Armyworm (FAW) sustainable control. Learn more
Call for Submissions: UNOSSC, UN-OHRLLS and UN Capital Development Fund invite Member States, UN agencies & development partners to submit good practices in SSTC in LDCs that have contributed towards the implementation of IPoA and the SDGs. Deadline: 15 September 2021! Learn more.
At the August meeting, IBSA Fund Board reviewed progress across portfolio and approved US$5 Million for projects in Eswatini, Senegal & a 10-multi-country project across continents, and proposal for Republic of Congo. Learn more.

Partner of the Month

On a monthly basis, South-South Galaxy promotes a new partner organization on their exceptional South-South and triangular cooperation efforts. Read more.
July 2021 Partner of the Month: Presidential Agency for International Cooperation of Colombia (APC-Colombia) focuses on efficient South-South technical and financial cooperation to generate the greatest benefits for the people & communities of Colombia and partner countries. Learn more
August 2021 Partner of the Month: UNCTAD has fostered cooperation and solidarity between developing nations since 1964 through South-South and triangular cooperation modalities to help them access benefits of a globalized economy fairly & effectively. Learn more

Featured South-South Solutions 

South-South Galaxy offers an exhaustive database on South-South and triangular cooperation good practices that are relevant to the implementation of all 17 SDGs.  Read more.
With the support of the Chinese Government, UNESCO-China Funds-in-Trust (CFIT) project has provided dedicated support to 10 African countries for the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), including computers, the internet, and mobile devices to support target countries in enhancing the capacities of their teacher training institutions. This  solution is spotlighted for  International Literacy Day, 8 September.  Learn more and connect.
Seventy experts from nine European countries came together in a UNICEF Croatia conference to exchange solutions for adequate protection and services to unaccompanied and separated children in Southeast Europe, contributing to systemic, cross-country transfer of good practices. This solution is spotlighted for International Day of Peace, 21 September. Learn more and connect. 


Supported by GIZ, the South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE)'s project to address food security and climate preparedness for flood-stricken communities in India and Bangladesh provided climate-resilient livelihood opportunities towards helping beneficiaries to secure their livelihoods. This solution is spotlighted for World Food Day, 18 October. Learn more and connect
Technical exchanges between Argentina and Brazil to strengthen public policies for early infant development led to the design and development of successful methodologies and techniques of intervention in families living in poverty with children of 0–4 years in Argentina and of 0–6 years in Brazil. This solution is spotlighted for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October. Learn more and connect. 

Key Publications

South-South Galaxy offers a growing collection of cutting-edge research and tools on South-South and triangular cooperation developed by southern research institutions and development partners. Read more.
The UNCTAD paper proposes a 10-point South-South cooperation agenda to help developing countries build digital capacities and skills. Read more

This ILO publication aims to promote South-South cooperation between the BRICS countries in the transition from the informal to the formal economy. Read more.

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