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Highlights of knowledge sharing, capacity building and technical collaborations between Southern countries 
South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives and news to share? Email us at to be featured on South-South Galaxy and in upcoming newsletters.
Ms. Xiaojun Grace Wang,  Deputy Director,  UNOSSC
As we are about to close the chapter of Year 2021, all partners on South-South Galaxy should give applause to the virtual community that we have built together. This is a community that has significantly grown in sharing knowledge and fostering opportunities for collaboration.

Today, the global digital platform that was launched during the United Nations South-South Cooperation Day in September 2019 has over 416 registered institutions, including 102 government agencies and 56 UN Funds, Programmes, Specialized agencies and Country Offices, and houses more than 800 good practices in SSTC cutting across all SDGs, facilitating knowledge sharing and dialogues.

The South-South Galaxy good practices database is steadily expanding to feature many more innovative initiatives from the Global South that have led to the cross-country transfer of knowledge and experience for overcoming common challenges. These solutions shared are sustainable, tested for technical feasibility and have potential for replication to achieve impact at scale. Many of the good practices received from partners center on LDC and SIDS priorities, and include relevant and scalable efforts in the context of COVID-19 pandemic recovery. A special issue of good practices focusing on SDG 3 has brought to us solutions in primary health care (PHC); reproductive, maternal, new-born, and child health (RMNCH); the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV & Syphilis (EMTCT).

Learning from actionable solutions and concerted efforts made systematically and strategically by all development partners are key to sustainable and resilient development. Read more

Latest News & Updates

South-South Galaxy offers the latest news and updates on
South-South and Triangular cooperation. Read more.
The Government of Thailand, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) announced the hosting of the Global South-South Development Expo 2022 themed "Advancing South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery: Towards a smart and resilient future" from 12-14 September 2022, in conjunction with the 2022 UN Day for SSC. Read more.
Ministerial Meeting on South-South Cooperation at the Fifth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5), on 25 January 2021, will bring together high-level representatives from governments, UN agencies, and other development partners to discuss the theme of “Empowering South-South cooperation in building a resilient and prosperous future for the LDCs”. Read more
With a $1.65 million grant from the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is supporting Palau’s Ministry of Health and Human Services by rehabilitating several community health centres. The improved centres will help deliver patient-focused healthcare to community members across the island and provide safe working conditions for medical staff. Read more
The Right to Development Section of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), with support from the University for Peace (UPEACE), is developing a practical guidance on operationalizing the right to development (RTD) in South-South cooperation (SSC), with the exploration and analysis of three case studies that demonstrate the channeling of processes and objectives of SSC towards the realization of development as a human right of individuals and peoples. Access all South-South Galaxy publications.   

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.

November 2021 Partner of the Month: Established in 2001, the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) facilitates South-South knowledge sharing and exchange with LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS, and organizes group consultations on thematic development issues. Learn more.

December 2021 Partner of the Month: The Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF) promotes South-South cooperation and engagement between Brazil and Africa in areas including agriculture, rural development, food security, public policy, education, health, trade & investments, financial management, technical training, youth empowerment and gender equality. 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.
A programme implemented by United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) created an online platform and organized forums for participants from West African countries to collaborate on tackling peace and development issues through volunteerism. This  solution is spotlighted for International Volunteers Day on 5 December. Learn more and connect.
An International Labour Organization (ILO)-led programme on climate change-related migration, displacement and planned relocation has provided labour mobility training to participants from 11 Pacific Islands Countries and Territories, enabling knowledge sharing between peer officials dealing with labour migration governance issues. This solution is spotlighted for International Migrants Day on 18 December. Learn more and connect.
Supported by UNAIDS, a South-South learning partnership on HIV prevention outreach and community-based HIV testing approaches strengthens the capacity of organizations in Indonesia by establishing partnerships with organizations with innovative programmes in Cambodia and Thailand. This solution is spotlighted for International Day of Epidemic Preparedness on 27 December. Learn more and connect.
A World Bank-funded knowledge exchange on school leadership brought together nine countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to gain critical knowledge and enhanced skills to improve learning outcomes. This solution is spotlighted for International Day of Education on 24 January. 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.
In this report, 15 cities share innovative experiences on environmental sustainability and climate action  solutions that can be upscaled and replicated through South-South Cooperation. Read more.
The new publication reviews relevance, effectiveness, coherence & sustainability of World Food Programme (WFP)-supported South-South cooperation from 2015-2020, including the work of  the Centre of Excellence in Brazil. Read more.
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