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May 20, 2022

Webinar Report: The Role of South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Addressing the Triple Burden of Malnutrition in Children and its Potential Contribution to Achieving National SDG 2 Targets

According to the global nutrition report 2020 published by UNICEF, almost a quarter of all children under 5 years of age are stunted. At the same time, overweight and obesity…
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May 17, 2022

Leveraging South-South Experience in Conducting the Generations and Gender Survey

Originally posted by UNFPA. To access the original article, click here. 12 May 2022: The Republic of Moldova and Uruguay shared their experience in preparing and conducting the Generations and Gender…
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May 10, 2022

South-South Learning Exchange between Sudan and Jordan on Employment-Intensive Investments

On 27 March, 8 Sudanese delegates, representing the Ministry of Labour and Social Development, and an official of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Sudan, made a study visit to…
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May 10, 2022

WFP-China South-South Cooperation Knowledge Sharing Platform Goes Live

Beijing, China - The World Food Programme (WFP)-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Knowledge Sharing Platform launch ceremony was held at the UN Compound. More than 100 representatives from the Government of…
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May 10, 2022

City-to-City Partnership on Waste Management between Koidu, Sierra Leone, & Kushtia, Bangladesh

Waste Wise Cities Koidu: Koidu New Sembehun City Council Forms a South-South Cooperation and Learning Partnership with Kushtia Municipality, in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh With support from the United…
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May 4, 2022

RoK-UNOSSC Facility Phase 3 Official Kick-off Event

Official Kick-off Project in the Lower Mekong Basin to strengthen access to water, food and energy for vulnerable communities living in the Lower Mekong Basin (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and…
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April 29, 2022

UNOSSC Asia-Pacific Workshop: Water-Energy-Food Nexus Case Study Design and Multi-Stakeholder Platform Conceptualization

The establishment of a multi-sectoral platform on the Water-Energy-Food nexus in the Lower Mekong Basin is critical for integrated, demand-driven approaches to enhance people’s livelihoods The UN Office for South-South…
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April 29, 2022

Cities Pilot Initiative Launch: Advancing Youth Volunteerism through SSTC in the Context of COVID-19 Response and Recovery in Banjul, the Gambia

28 April 2022, New York: The South-South Cities Pilot on “Advancing Youth Volunteerism in Banjul City of The Gambia, through South-South and Triangular Cooperation, in the context of COVID-19 Response…
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April 27, 2022

Side Event at the 55th Session of the Commission on Population and Development: Economic Development and Demographic Dividend Among ASEAN Countries.

21 April 2022: During the 55th Session of the Commission on Population and Development, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) facilitated a side event on the topic of "Economic Development…
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April 26, 2022

UNESCO Supports South-South Cooperation between Angola and Mexico to Democratize Knowledge through Open Access

The rapid development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is not only transforming the way people communicate, learn, and interact with each other, but is also providing new possibilities for…
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April 26, 2022

Strengthening the Capacities of the Judiciary in Portuguese-speaking Countries in Africa on Freedom of Expression-related Standards

In the framework of the 41st General Conference of UNESCO, the Brazilian National School of Judges (ENFAM), the Permanent Delegation of Brazil to UNESCO, and the UNESCO Communication and Information…
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April 20, 2022

Shenzhen, China and Banjul, the Gambia Exchanges on Youth Volunteerism and Digital Platforms

15 April 2022: The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) held an online exchange event between Shenzhen, China and Banjul, the Gambia) on youth volunteerism. Representatives of the Banjul…
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April 18, 2022

Call for Submissions: Good Practices in South-South & Triangular Cooperation (Vol 4), Deadline: 23 May 2022

Background: The BAPA+40 Outcome Document acknowledged the importance of the sharing of knowledge, experiences and good practices, particularly homegrown development approaches, on South-South and triangular cooperation in the implementation of…
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April 18, 2022

Cities in Hunan, China, and Karnali, Nepal exchange Agricultural Practices for Poverty Reduction

Beijing, 13 April 2022: The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) organized an online exchange event on agriculture among cities of China and Nepal, with support of the Hunan…
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April 14, 2022

Be Part of the Solution: South-South and Triangular Cooperation Towards Sustainable Waste Management in Koidu, Sierra Leone

In August 2021, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) partnered and launched a pilot project in Koidu, Sierra Leone, to…
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April 11, 2022

Tripartite Partnerships Priming Young Workers for the Labour Market in Saint Lucia

With the facilitation of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the sponsorship of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund for South-South Cooperation via the project “Upgrading Saint Lucia’s capacity to provide…
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April 11, 2022

Beyond Cotton Project in Tanzania

The Beyond Cotton project team and its counterparts in Brazil and Tanzania have recently taken  an important step in the implementation of the initiative by discussing and validating the country’s…
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April 11, 2022

How do Countries Manage their South-South Cooperation Activities: The cases of Mexico, Colombia and Indonesia

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) is the primary multi-stakeholder platform for driving development effectiveness to “maximize the effectiveness of all forms of cooperation for development for the shared…
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April 8, 2022

UNIDO: Study Tour to Mexico for the Cuban National Packaging Center

Within the framework of the project “Capacity Building on Investment for Cuban Government” implemented by UNIDO ITPO Italy and funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, three women representatives of the National Packaging…
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April 8, 2022

Xiamen & Santiago Establish City-to-City Cooperation on Sustainable Transport & Other Development Areas

Facilitated by the UNOSSC Cities Project, Xiamen City of China and Santiago Metropolitan Region of Chile formulated a partnership to promote South-South cooperation in advancing sustainable development. Governor of Metropolitan…
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April 5, 2022

Climate Science Literacy in Asia and the Pacific

Background In July 2020, the United Nations Development System in Asia and Pacific established five Issue-based Coalitions (IBC’s) under the Regional Collaborative Platform (RCP) to allow for a more coordinated…
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March 31, 2022

Scholarship Program for Students from Non-Aligned Movement Member Countries, Deadline 8 April 2022

Scholarship Program for Students from Non-Aligned Movement Member Countries under the Cooperation of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada, and the Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South…
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March 25, 2022

中国政府主办“发展中国家青年跨境电商扶贫和可持续发展能力建设线上研修项目”今日闭幕

2022年3月25日:为期5天的 “发展中国家青年跨境电商扶贫和可持续发展能力建设线上研修项目”正式闭幕。该认证线上研修项目由中国商务部主办,联合国南南合作办公室协办。 15场精彩讲座涵盖了跨境电商范畴内的各类主题,如跨境电商生态系统的构成、运营和支付模式,以及中国在利用电商助力脱贫方面的良好实践和经验。来自90多个发展中国家政府、政府间组织、部门协会、学术界和私营部门的约1100名政策制定者、从业人员和企业家参加了本次研修项目。 山东外贸职业学院受主办方商务部委托,承办了此次培训研讨会。院长刁建东先生主持了闭幕式,他赞扬了1000多名学员在5天培训中展现出的坚持不懈的精神,并对其取得的成绩表示祝贺。他还介绍了来自地方和部门电子商务行业协会的代表,代表们对未来与学员间跟进合作表达了强烈兴趣。 中国常驻联合国代表团公使衔参赞沈晓凯对所有合作伙伴助力此次培训取得成功表示感谢。他强调了培训倡议的重要目标,即在南南合作框架下,推进数字经济这一创新机制,以实现减贫和可持续发展目标。 该倡议以南南合作原则为指导,是在全球发展倡议(GDI)框架下,对发展中国家合作伙伴所表达需求的具体回应。沈公参希望新一代发展中国家跨境电商领军人物将在学员中产生。 中国商务部国际商务官员研修学院陈润云副院长表示:“我们愿继续与联合国南南合作办公室开展深入的合作,提供更多领域、更多主题的研修和培训,与其他发展中国家分享中国的发展经验和发展方案,促进相互交流和互利合作,为推进世界和平和繁荣发展,构建人类命运共同体作出更大的贡献。” 联合国南南合作办公室副主任王晓军强调了合作和伙伴关系的重要性:“我特别高兴地看到,来自地方和部门电子商务协会的代表加入了进来,以促进未来的实际合作。在联合国,我们认识到地方合作伙伴是南南合作的重要组成,他(她)们最了解人民的实际发展需求。” 王主任同时欢迎合作伙伴和与会者与联合国南南办“南南合作城市项目”合作,并加入“南南城市集群”平台。该平台使城市、城市网络和机构与联合国专门机构及专家互动,以促进更多支持可持续发展目标的项目落地。 前尼日利亚常驻联合国副代表Usman Sarki大使作为学员代表致辞,感谢中国政府和联合国南南合作办公室组织此次研修项目:“非洲国家开始实施一项雄心勃勃的倡议,旨在建立经济共同体,提高在非洲做生意的便利性。而电子商务和跨境贸易的良好做法是其中不可或缺的,且非常必要......巩固南南合作和深化全球南方国家之间的贸易应成为优先事项,在电子商务领域也是如此。” 组织者将总结与南南合作、跨境电子商务和可持续发展目标有关的知识、常见问题和答案,并开发知识产品和培训手册,在与会者中传播,供他们继续学习。 联合国南南合作办公室还邀请与会者保持联系,关注未来的培训机会,及参加9月即将在泰国曼谷举行的2022年全球南南发展博览会。 管炜,中国商务部对外贸易司二级研究员:作为一种外贸新业态,跨境电商发展速度快、潜力大、带动作用强。2015年以来,中国政府分6批设立了132个跨境电商综合试验区,基本覆盖全国。政府积极鼓励各种商业模式和机制创新,举措包括推广数字智能技术应用,完善发展支持政策,推进跨境电商规则和标准建设。 胡研,上海大钱信息技术 首席执行官、创始人 (原支付宝手机支付首席构架师):农产品生产曾经毫无保障,常常出现丰采不丰收的现象。电子商务可以用订单指导生产,“订单式农业”改变生产关系,让手机成为“新农具”。 邵明,复旦大学电子商务研究中心副主任:农村电商将农业与新电商模式如直播、微商结合,突破了供应半径,延伸了服务半径,改善了工业品下行和农产品上行的双向过程,在助力脱贫减贫上大有可为。 王健,对外经济贸易大学国际经济贸易学院教授:跨境电商有碎片化、高频次的特点,挖掘出了原先未开发出的海外市场,需求与订单随之碎片化,导致规模生产的标准化产品难以满足不同消费者的需求,而擅长生产零散化、个性化产品的中小微企业能更好地参与全球贸易。在足够大的中国市场里,具有当地特色的进口商品能够找到自己的小众市场和消费者。
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March 25, 2022

Five-day Training Seminar on SSC in E-Commerce for Poverty Eradication & Sustainable Development Concluded Today

25 March 2022, Beijing and New York – The five-day training seminar on "South-South Cooperation in Cross-border E-Commerce for Poverty Eradication and Global Sustainable Development," hosted by the Ministry of…
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March 24, 2022

UNOSSC, PAHO, UNICEF and UNFPA Launch South-South and Triangular Cooperation Good Practices Publication on Good Health and Well-being

New York, 23 March 2022 - The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and…
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March 22, 2022

Scholarships for LDC Students to the International Design Education Program 2022, Deadline: 31 March

The 2022 application period to the International Design Education (IDE) Program is open from January 26 to March 31, 2022. Aiming to provide educational support to the world’s 46 least developed…
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March 21, 2022

中国政府主办 “发展中国家青年跨境电商扶贫和可持续发展 能力建设线上研修项目” 今日开幕

2022年3月21日,由中国政府主办的 “发展中国家青年跨境电商扶贫和可持续发展能力建设线上研修项目” 正式开幕。 该项目由中国驻联合国副代表 戴兵大使,代表中国政府,于 2021年九月 联合国南南合作日庆祝活动中宣布启动。 该研修培训项目旨在为发展中国家政府、政府间组织、部门协会、学术界和私营部门的决策者、从业人员和企业家促进跨境电子商务方面的知识共享和能力发展。以及通过南南合作知识分享和能力建设,为来自各发展中国家和行业的发展伙伴建立伙伴关系和项目合作提供一个平台。 此次为期5天的认证线上研修项目由中国商务部主办,联合国南南合作办公室协办,山东外贸职业学院负责承办。 来自90多个国家和地区的1100多名学员积极参与了开幕式和第一天的在线课程。在3小时的课程讲座中,记录了260多个现场问答。 在为期五天的培训完成后,根据课堂讨论,主办方将汇总南南合作跨境电商和可持续发展目标相关知识和问答,并形成培训报告,知识产品分发,以便参会者继续学习。 中国常驻联合国副代表兼特命全权大使戴冰大使阁下宣布开幕。戴大使阁下在致辞中表示: “此次研修项目是中方与联合国南南合作办公室,在全球发展倡议项下围绕减贫和数字经济这两个重点领域开展的务实合作,旨在通过提升发展中国家开展跨境电商的能力,助力实现减贫目标。…. 中方愿与发展中国家分享成功经验和做法,支持发展中国家有效利用中国跨境电子商务平台和积极建立自己的跨境电商平台,更好地推销产品,促进生产,改善生活,发展经济” 。 联合国副秘书长 联合国开发计划署 副署长Usha Rao-Monari女士也出席了开幕式。 她强调南南知识共享的重要性,这是发展中国家掌握的建设能力的最佳办法之一。通过南南知识分享使跨境电子商务和数字经济在创造机会和就业以及消除贫困方面的作用。此外,她还分享说,中国消除极端贫困的经验为所有发展中国家提供了灵感。在数字赋能领域,联合国开发计划署积极为发展中国家提供支持。 中国国家国际发展合作署(CIDCA)国际合作司徐伟司长也出席开幕仪式。徐伟司长分享到: “70多年来,中国已为亚洲、非洲、欧洲、拉丁美洲、南太地区160多个国家和国际组织举办了近15000期各类培训项目,涉及国家发展、经贸合作、农业减贫、医疗卫生等100多个专业领域,培训各类人员约40万人 …… 中方一向认为,可持续发展才是好发展,大家一起发展才是真正的发展。中国愿与各方加强交流与合作,帮助广大发展中国家促进经济和社会的恢复与发展。 ” 中国商务部国际商务官员研修学院 陈润云副院长在讲话中提到,在信息技术高速发展和全球疫情蔓延的背景下,数字经济已经成为全球经济的新引擎,跨境电商也日益成为国际经贸的新抓手。广大发展中国家要想赶上全球数字经济的大潮,实现增加、减贫和发展,则必须加快数字化发展和自主能力建设。在南南合作和全球发展倡议框架下,为发展中国家的决策者、专家和从业人员提供跨境电商知识、政策对话和良好的实践和交流平台,开启数字赋能未来的发展路径,这是中国政府和联合国南南办共同发起这次培训的初衷。 首日开幕环节和课程由联合国南南合作办公室副主任 王晓军主持。来自卢旺达贸易和工业部电子商务专家Jean Premier…
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March 21, 2022

News Article: Training Seminar on SSC in Cross-border E-Commerce for Poverty Eradication & Global Sustainable Development jointly launched today by Government of China in partnership with UNOSSC

On 21 March 2022 the training seminar on “South-South Cooperation in Cross-border E-Commerce for Poverty Eradication and Global Sustainable Development” hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China was officially…
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March 17, 2022

News Article: Good Practices Publication on South-South & Triangular Cooperation in LDCs Launched Ahead of the Adoption of the Doha Programme of Action 2022-2031

LDCs will be where the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be ‘won’ or ‘lost’. New York, 16 March 2022 — A new Good Practices Publication on South-South & Triangular Cooperation…
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March 10, 2022

Highlights: The China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Facility

Established in 2018, the China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Facility is a partnership between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and IFAD. It aims to leverage knowledge,…
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March 8, 2022

Mexico City and Luoyang Seek Cooperation in Sustainable Tourism & other Development Areas

22 February 2022, Beijing – Facilitated by United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), Mexico City of Mexico and Luoyang of China held a video conference for friendly exchanges. At…
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March 8, 2022

Highlights from the Initiative on Strengthening SSTC in China-Africa Rice Value Chain

Eradicating all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030 is one of the most important goals under the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. It is imperative to enhance agricultural…
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March 2, 2022

IFAD Promotes and Engages in South-South and Triangular Cooperation

IFAD new South-South and Triangular Cooperation Strategy In December 2021, during its 134th session, the International Fund for Agricultural Development's Executive Board approved the new corporate South-South and Triangular Cooperation…
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March 1, 2022

PAHO Delivers 100 million COVAX Vaccine Doses to Latin America and the Caribbean

Milestone reached with delivery the of 1.5 million total doses, donated by Spain to Ecuador   The number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine delivered by the Pan American Health Organization…
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February 28, 2022

ICGEB celebrates EMPOWER Fellowships Programme Awardees on International Day of Women and Girls in Science

11 February 2022: For International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) celebrated the Awardees of the EMPOWER Fellowship Programme with…
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February 28, 2022

WFP Regional Centre of Excellence Against Hunger and Malnutrition (CERFAM) and Partners Combine Efforts for Food Fortification in Africa

The World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Centre of Excellence Against Hunger and Malnutrition (CERFAM) has recently organized a high-level consultation on food fortification, in collaboration with the Government of Côte…