Good Practices

In collaboration with Member States, United Nations entities and development partners, UNOSSC has been conducting a compilation of lessons learned entitled “Good practices in South-South and triangular cooperation for sustainable development”. The compilation features best practices from the global South that are relevant to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It presents notable solutions at the national, subregional, regional and global levels to crucial challenges faced by developing countries in eradicating poverty, reducing inequality, supporting climate change action and creating peaceful and cohesive societies. They feature innovative initiatives that illustrate the central tenets of effective South-South and triangular cooperation, including initiatives that involve and benefit a great number of people in two or more Southern countries, that address transnational development challenges, that present solutions that have been piloted and scaled up, and that have tangible development outcomes that address the attainment of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The evidence gathered in these good practices aim to benefit developing countries that seek to scale up South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives, in particular with respect to widening the application of policies, strategies and programmes.

South-South in Action

The “South-South in Action” publication series offers partners of UNOSSC, including United Nations entities, Member States, intergovernmental organizations and civil society, a platform for sharing best practices from their South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives. Launched in 2016, this flagship series of reports is facilitating the building of a knowledge bank of successful South-South initiatives.

Gives countries and partners full ownership of the narrative of their undertakings. It allows them to be in the driver’s seat from the conceptualization of the undertaking, through the writing and the sharing phases of the story of their successful undertakings.

Provides governments, development partners and any other interested stakeholders, with basic information on a particular government’s or partner’s South-South and triangular activities.

Is a window for development partners to see and recognize opportunities for collaboration that exist in the South.

PublicationsSouth South in ActionUN SSC Day Publications
September 9, 2020

South-South in Action: South-South Volunteering as a Driving Force for Development

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) has partnered up with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the Thailand International Cooperation Agency…
PublicationsSouth South in ActionUN SSC Day Publications
September 8, 2020

South-South in Action: China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund)

The China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund) is one of the important initiatives of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. In the 13 years since its establishment, the CADFund has been committed to…
PublicationsSouth South in ActionUN SSC Day Publications
September 8, 2020

South-South in Action: SESRIC – Transforming Potentials into Shared Prosperity

Background Since its founding in 1978, SESRIC has been a focal point for South-South technical cooperation and a facilitator for the exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices among OIC…
South South in Action
October 4, 2019

South-South in Action: Pacific Islands Development Forum

From the time that the Pacific Islands Development Forum was introduced to the Global South at the South-South Development Expo in 2016, it has been one of the most active…
South South in Action
September 3, 2019

South-South in Action: A Decade of SCG Sustainable Development Symposia

From the SCG SD Symposium held over 10 years ago to achieve the same goal, which is to allow all departments at the corporate and national levels to have sustainable…
PICA Featured Publications POMSouth South in Action
July 31, 2019

South-South in Action: Palestinian International Cooperation Agency

This edition of South-South in Action, prepared in partnership with the State of Palestine. South-South in Action is one of UNOSSCs flagship series of reports. It provides a space for…
South South in Action
March 18, 2019

South-South in Action: UNICEF – Advancing Children’s Rights & Well-being through SSTC

Lauched at the Side-Event South-South Cooperation in a Digital Era, held on the margins of the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40), jointly by UNICEF and UNOSSC,…
South South in Action
March 18, 2019

South-South In Action: China South-South Development Center

The increasing economic and technical capacities of the South and the emergence of a growing group of Southern countries, such as China, India, Brazil, South Africa and the Gulf countries,…
Peace and DevelopmentSouth South in Action
March 18, 2019

South-South in Action: South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Peace and Development

At the start of 2019, the world entered its fourth year of collective action toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The global vision laid out in the 2030 Agenda…
Norec Featured Publications POMSouth South in Action
March 18, 2019

South-South in Action: Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation (NOREC, 2019)

This publication describes Norway and Norec’s engagement in South-South and Triangular cooperation, and outlines Norec’s theory of change and its approach to the SDGs. Six case studies are given as…
South South in Action
March 18, 2019

South-South in Action: UNOSSC Social Protection Systems – The Case of Kenya

This report is part of a joint initiative of the Office of South-South Cooperation-Africa and key Government of Kenya stakeholders in the social protection sector. Discussions around the need for…
South South in Action
March 18, 2019

South-South in Action: IAEA – Sustainable Development through the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Science and Technology

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) are pleased to jointly present this volume of South-South in Action. This is the first…
South South in Action
March 18, 2019

South-South in Action: Global One 2015 Faith-based Advances in Developmental, Humanitarian and Environmental Spheres

This series is about showcasing South-South unity in action and Global One’s activities encapsulate the true meaning of South-South cooperation to build sustainable development. The regions of intervention are Africa,…
South South in Action
March 18, 2019

South-South in Action: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

While South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation have been present in the world as concepts and practices for decades, global interest in them has been growing rapidly over the past decades.…
South South in Action
March 13, 2019

South-South in Action: Sustainability in Thailand – Experience for Developing Countries

The rich diversity of the South provides an excellent opportunity for developing countries to forge mutually beneficial partnerships in our common endeavour to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This…
South South in ActionSSN4PSI Featured Publications POM
March 13, 2019

South-South in Action: Citizen-Friendly Public Service Innovation in Bangladesh

This publication on Bangladesh’s experiences in development is special in the context of South-South cooperation. Bangladesh is generally considered one of the smaller countries in South Asia. However, this publication…
South South in Action
March 13, 2019

South-South in Action: The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States

Regional organizations are important partners in South-South cooperation and for the global community in its efforts to reach the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Established in 2009, the Turkic Council…
South South in Action
March 13, 2019

South-South in Action: INBAR – Inspiring Sustainable Development with Bamboo

South-South cooperation celebrates the important contributions that have emerged from the developing world. These contributions – be they programmes, policies, technologies, or solutions – have grown from local knowledge, making…
South South in Action
March 13, 2019

South-South in Action: The Union for the Mediterranean

The Union for the Mediterranean is based on principles of equity and mutually beneficial partnerships amongst countries with various political, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It promotes a co-owned relationship between…
South South in Action
March 13, 2019

South-South in Action: g7+ Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation

The g7+ is a voluntary association of countries that are or have been affected by conflict and are now in transition to the next stage of development. It is a…
South South in Action
March 13, 2019

South-South in Action: From Cuba to the World

Cooperation with other countries has been an essential component of Cuba's foreign policy for more than five decades, sustained by the values of solidarity and humanism which characterize the country's…
South South in Action
March 13, 2019

South-South in Action: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNESCO)

South-South and triangular cooperation are making an important contribution to the global partnership for sustainable development. The number of developing countries providing development cooperation increased from 66 to 74 per…
South South in Action
March 13, 2019

South-South in Action: Croatia – A Unique Bridge between North and South Development Cooperation

Many countries around the globe struggle with the challenges of a post-conflict, broken so- cial fabric in education, health, decent jobs, psycho-social and economic recovery of vulnerable populations, mine action…
South South in Action
March 13, 2019

South-South in Action: MASHAV – 60 Years of Israeli Development Cooperation

Recent decades have seen significant shifts in the global development landscape. One of those changes has been the evolution of some developing countries into partners well positioned to share their…
South South in Action
March 13, 2019

South-South in Action: United Arab Emirates & the Global South-South Development Expo 2016

Since its inception in 2008, the Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) has provided an impressive platform for strategically engaging all development actors, including the private sector and civil society,…
South South in Action
March 13, 2019

South-South in Action: Pérez-Guerrero Trust Fund (PGTF)

Celebrating over three decades of operations, the Pérez-Guerrero Trust Fund for South-South Cooperation (PGTF) is a proven model and impactful tool for catalyzing cooperation among developing countries. It is no…
South South in Action
March 13, 2019

South-South in Action: Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF)

This edition of South-South in Action focuses on the work the MSTF is doing on the ground throughout the Islamic World. Laying emphasis on the development of science and technology…
South South in Action
January 30, 2019

South-South in Action: UNFPA Sexual & Reproductive Health

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) are pleased to jointly present this edition of South-South in Action (SSiA).…
PublicationsSouth South in Action
January 30, 2019

South-South in Action: Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)

For the past several years the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) has been working with our partners to produce editions of South-South in Action (SSiA). These reports have…

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Good Practices Publications
August 30, 2020

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development – Vol. 1 (2016)

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development, the first in its series, highlights Southern good practices that are relevant to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.…
Good Practices Publications
August 30, 2020

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development – Vol. 2 (2018)

This publication is a collaborative efforts of the United Nations Office for SouthSouth Cooperation (UNOSSC) and partners from Member States, UN entities, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and other development partners. It…
Good Practices PublicationsUN SSC Day Publications
September 9, 2020

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development – Vol. 3 (2020)

10 September 2020: The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations and ushers in the Decade of Action to deliver the Global Goals by…