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 2030. For the achievement of ambitious goals, South-South and triangular cooperation has been further strengthened by developing countries in sharing ideas, knowledge, skills and experience in order to address common challenges and build shared future for all, leaving no one behind. Countries and development partners are increasingly embracing South-South and triangular cooperation as integral part of their inclusive global partnership to tackle development issues and to realize the global development agendas.
Built on the first volume of this series of the “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development” launched in 2016 and the second volume in 2018, this year the third volume continues to showcase and expand on how South-South and triangular cooperation is being leveraged to support the efforts of countries to accelerate the progress towards the attainment of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This volume features 195 good practices, nearly doubling the size of the previous volume, presented by 77 partners including Member States, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), United Nations entities, and other development partners. This collection of good practices demonstrates the spirit of solidarity, peer- to-peer learning and collective efforts among countries and partners in order to address development challenges that would be difficult to tackle independently; and inspires how concrete solutions can be adapted and replicated in a wider geography.