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South-South Knowledge Sharing at the High Level Political Form 2021

United Nations for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and its partners will be hosting various side-events at the 2021 High-level Political Forum (HLPF)  that will be streamed via South-South Galaxy
On 7 July 2021, UNOSSC, in collaboration with the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), will jointly launch a special edition of good practices publication titled “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development in SIDS- Advancing SAMOA Pathway and Achieving Sustainable Recovery”. The aim of the publication is to facilitate and promote peer learning and collective efforts among SIDS and their development partners in addressing SIDS special development challenges and building resilience.

Followed by the formal launch of the publication at the side-event, representatives from the SIDS countries will be invited to present selected good practices from the publication to share their success stories, and experiences. 
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The side-event on 12 July 2021, SSC for More Inclusive and Sustainable Social Protection Systems in the COVID-19 Recovery and Achievement of the 2030 Agenda, organized by UNOSSC and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), draws focus on the potential of intra and inter-regional SSC in advancing more inclusive and sustainable social protection systems in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and during the Decade of Action, and discuss social protection in the Arab region as a structural entry point for poverty alleviation, reduction of inequality, and building resilience of individuals and societies. 

This event will bring together a number of national and regional actors from the Arab region and beyond, including policy makers, experts and civil society representatives to showcase and discuss reforms in social protections systems, and how the success and achievements can be strengthened and transferred.
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On 14 July 2021, on the occasion of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum, the Presidential Agency for International Cooperation of Colombia (APC-Colombia) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) are jointly organizing a side-event on the Digitalization of Knowledge Platforms: a tool for recovery in the Decade of Action.

The event aims to highlight various digitalization initiatives for knowledge sharing and generate a space for dialogue about the contributions of South-South Cooperation to the digitalization of knowledge management in the post-pandemic recovery, to accelerate progress in the decade of action toward the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

The event will be in the format of a discussion panel and will feature the presentation of APC-Colombia's South-South Cooperation Knowledge Hub. 
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Latest News & Updates

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South-South and Triangular cooperation.
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Do you have an innovative digital solution that addresses the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Global South? Win up to USD 25,000 in funding, mentoring support & more! Apply for ITU-UNOSSC COVID-19 Digital Innovation ChallengeRead more.

Featured South-South Profile: UNDP Pacific's Levan Bouadze speaks of the multi-country office's work being inherently South-South Cooperation, its vibrant portfolio, challenges, opportunities for growth & potential for scaling-up partnerships. Read more.
The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) and UNOSSC jointly launch the EMPOWER Fellowship Programme to promote, support, and share success stories of women scientists from the Global South. Learn more.
In a push to create space for alternative voices in global governance, South Africa and  India have called for World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) related to COVID-19 vaccines making them more accessible for poor countries. 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.
May 2021 Partner of the Month: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)'s commitment to South-South and triangular cooperation is anchored in its Strategic Framework 2016-2025 and embedded in its holistic approach, using it as an important instrument to promote sustainable & inclusive rural transformation Learn more
June 2021 Partner of the Month: Since 1992, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) has carried out 26,000+ projects and activities, in cooperation with partner countries, in 150+ countries to overcome global challenges, especially in health, education & humanitarian aid. 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.
Following learning exchanges with Colombia on experiences with responses to internal displacement, and with technical assistance from UNHCR, Honduran officials replicated the services for care to victims of displacement with adjustments for the local context and various justice officials expanded their knowledge on how to handle possible requests for future land/housing restitution cases. This solution is spotlighted for World Refugee Day, 20 June. Learn more and connect.
Supported by UNFPA, Thailand South-South Cooperation Solution Hub launched as a platform for sharing and exchanging good practices among countries with a high maternal mortality developed an interactive online platform in 2020 to enable virtual participation during the pandemic, also including COVID-19 in course content as one of the preventable maternal death conditions. This  solution is spotlighted as a COVID-19 good  practice.  Learn more.
Experiences and best practices from financial markets in Madagascar, Mauritius and Zambia were shared in a research project to increase access to financial services for small- and medium-sized enterprises, for maximizing the impact of financial cooperation on economic development and industrialization in Africa, with assistance from the China-Africa Development Fund and the Pérez-Guerrero Trust Fund, This solution is spotlighted for SME Day, 27 June. Learn more
The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)'s Harvest IT Application, supported by IFAD & UNOSSC and replicated from Uzbekistan, is promoting knowledge exchange between farmers in rural communities in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS, providing easy access to knowledge and practical tips that also benefit youth & women, specifically those with fewer opportunities for education. This solution is spotlighted for World Youth Skills Day, 15 July. Learn more.

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.
This white paper is published by the Chinese government to introduce China’s views on international development cooperation in the new era, the actions it has taken, and its plans for the future.  Read more. 

Jointly produced by UNOSSC, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), this publication showcases five case studies that illustrate the number of ways that TGO/CITC’s climate change capacity building is undertaken in the ASEAN region. Read more.

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