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June 9, 2021

UNOSSC Cities Project Develops South-South Cities Cluster with Chinese Cities of Lishui and Changsha

Lishui:  Small hydropower, greener energy and a more sustainable solution Pingcheng Small Hydropower Station, Suichang. © UNOSSC "Lucid water and lush mountains are invaluable assets.” Policymakers in China embedded this…
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June 4, 2021

15 Years of BRICS: India, South Africa’s Move to Push for IPR Waiver for COVID Vaccine is Game Changer

Both Russia and China, reiterated the importance they attach to the status and role of Brazil, India and South Africa in world affairs and supported their aspiration to play a…
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June 3, 2021

World COVID-19 Vaccine Production Accelerates as China Licenses Own Doses Overseas

By Hu Yuwei and Huang Lanlan With the G7 group urged by civil society organizations to share COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing technology and provide financial support to the COVID-19 Vaccines Global…
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June 2, 2021

UNOSSC and ITU Launch the Global South COVID-19 Digital Innovation Challenge

Scaling up digital innovations through South-South and triangular cooperation Digital transformation is key to accelerating our progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Digital innovation enhances access to information, reduces…
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June 1, 2021

High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation, 20th Session, 1-4 June 2021

The 20th session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation will meet on 1-4 June 2021 to review progress made in implementing the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, the new…
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May 28, 2021

Call for Applications: PACTs Fellowships for Least Developed Countries, Deadline 31 August 2021

The International Centre for Genetic Engeneering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), the UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) have partnered up on an ambitious programme targeted…
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May 21, 2021

IsDB and South Centre Advocate for Development of National Strategies for SSTC

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 2021 - The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Geneva-based South Center have strongly advocated for the formulation of national strategies for South-South and Triangular Cooperation.…
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May 21, 2021

Call for Proposals in Small Island Developing States, Deadline 27 May 2021

Unlocking clean energy investments in Small Island Developing States The Climate Investment Platform (CIP) has launched a call for proposals to unlock investments in projects that advance climate action and…
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May 21, 2021

Call for Papers: African Economic Conference 2021

The 2021 African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will be held in Cabo…
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May 14, 2021

South-South Profiles: Mr. Levan Bouadze, Resident Representative, UNDP Pacific Office, Fiji

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May 5, 2021

Project Rangeet Wins Innovation Prize at the 2021 Jacobs Foundation Conference

On 28 April 2021, Project Rangeet, one of the 23 Case studies captured in the South-South Network for Public Service Innovation's South-South Matchmaker 2019/2020, won a Promising Innovation Prize on…
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May 4, 2021

UNOSSC Deputy Director Xiaojun Grace Wang’s remarks at the Commonwealth Learning Week

While rapidly adapting to the new development landscape, indelibly changed by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Commonwealth Secretariat is working to maintain the efforts towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable…
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April 30, 2021

Call for Submissions: Innovative Experiences of Cities on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action, Deadline 20 June 2021

Context Home to the majority of humankind, cities are at the forefront of tackling climate change and promoting environmental sustainability. Rising sea levels and extreme weather events such as floods,…
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April 30, 2021

2021 South-South Entrepreneurship Academy: First Cohort Receives Training on Media and Entertainment Entrepreneurship in the COVID-19 Era

Asia-Pacific and African Youths Build Entrepreneurship Mindsets and are Introduced to Innovations in Media and Entertainment Industry in the COVID-19 Era On 24-25 April 2021, the United Nations Office for…
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April 27, 2021

Commonwealth Women Invited to Share their Experiences with the Digital World

The Commonwealth is inviting women and girls to share their experiences with the digital world in a short video message. About 90 per cent of jobs now require digital skills…
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April 27, 2021

More than 100 Countries Sign up to Develop National Strategies for Transforming Food Systems

Ahead of September’s Food Systems Summit, more than half of the UN’s Member States have pledged to host Dialogue events to begin conversations about improving food systems. April 26 2021,…
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April 26, 2021

UNOSSC and UNDP Support Local Elected Women Leaders in The Gambia in the Fight Against COVID-19

Finance Center for South-South Cooperation of China donates 200,000 Facemasks to Banjul of The Gambia 26 April 2021, New York - UNOSSC’s Cities Project has partnered with the Finance Center for…
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April 20, 2021

Special-accreditation for the 2021 UN High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, Deadline 25 April 2021

Background The President of the General Assembly of the United Nations will convene a High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS from 8 to 10 June 2021, in the General Assembly Hall at…
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April 14, 2021

Call for papers: UNU 2021 WIDER Development Conference, Deadline 15 April 2021

Call for Papers: COVID-19 and Development - Effects and New Realities for the Global South The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges, and undone hard-earned progress on the pathway to…
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April 12, 2021

South-South Profiles: Mr. Sudipto Mukerjee Resident Representative, UNDP Bangladesh

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April 9, 2021

Call for Action: UN Climate Change Partnerships 2021 – 2022

As temperatures continue to rise at an alarming rate, the impacts of climate change are progressively threatening lives and livelihoods around the world. The recovery from COVID-19 offers countries an opportunity to…
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April 9, 2021

OECD Call for Innovations 2021, Deadline 29 April 2021

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is looking for innovative projects and initiatives — both big and small — that involve bringing together governments from different jurisdictions to…
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April 5, 2021

Launch of new UNOSSC South-South Ideas Papers at the 2021 WTO Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event

On 24 March 2021, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) launched four new South-South Ideas Papers with presentations from the authors, at a webinar on ‘The Role of…
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April 5, 2021

China Cross-Border E-Commerce Trade Fair Concludes in “Digital Fuzhou” City

Opening Session featured knowledge and insights from 12 Southern Countries. Representative from the Brazilian Embassy in China introducing e-commerce in Brazil. Source: China Cross-border E-commerce Trade Fair 29 March 2021,…
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April 5, 2021

IsDB Transform Fund: 4th Call for Innovation 2021, Deadline 31 May 2021

IsDB Transform Fund: 4th Call for Innovation 2021 - Building Resilience through Innovation in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic The COVID-19 global pandemic has been ongoing for over one year,…
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March 29, 2021

Roundtable on SSTC at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2021

Mr. Denis Nkala, UNOSSC Regional Coordinator for Asia-Pacific moderates the Roundtable On 24 March 2021, more than 60 participants took part in a virtual SDG 17 Global Partnerships Roundtable on…
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March 11, 2021

Fellowship Announcement: Youth4South Fellowship Programme 2021

About Under the Youth4South umbrella initiative, UNOSSC and its partners jointly  developed a fellowship component which connects  funded opportunities with qualified young professionals and young scholars from developing countries to…
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March 9, 2021

Article by H.E. Dr. Bandar Hajjar, President, IsDB: The Islamic Development Bank: A South-South Institution with Global Responsibilities

Article by H.E. Dr. Bandar Hajjar, President, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) The discovery of the COVID-19 vaccine and its subsequent distribution in several countries provides hope as the year 2021…
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March 5, 2021

CARICOM Secretariat: Pandemic Underscores Importance of Regionalism, Multilateralism, South-South Cooperation

CARICOM Chair, the Honorable Dr. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago as he chaired the Intersessional Meeting, 24 February 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a reminder…
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February 22, 2021

Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister Expresses Continued Support for South-South Cooperation at Launch Event of the South-South Matchmaker, 2019-2020 Best Practices

Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister H.E. Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen,  shares a ringing endorsement and support for South-South cooperation and the South-South Network for Public Service Innovation On 17 February 2021,…
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February 16, 2021

IFAD Video: Targeting Hunger by Transforming Food Systems through South-South Cooperation

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating major risks for food security at a time when food systems were already under strain from conflict, natural disaster, and climate change. At the country…
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February 12, 2021

South-South Profiles: Mr. Christophe Bahuet, UNDP Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific and Director, Bangkok Regional Hub

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February 11, 2021

UNOSSC Research Survey on South-South Cooperation: Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Tools

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), as part of its activities on the production and dissemination of cutting-edge policy-relevant knowledge and practices related to South-South Cooperation (SSC), is…
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February 11, 2021

Beirut City Receives 200,000 Protective Masks from the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation

11 February, New York – 200,000 disposable masks donated by the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC) to Beirut City, Lebanon, with the coordination and facilitation efforts of the UNOSSC…
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February 8, 2021

UNIDO Launches Report on South-South and Triangular Industrial Cooperation

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January 29, 2021

Palestinian International Cooperation Agency Announces the Finalists of the 2020 Busala Innovation Challenge

Meet the Finalists of the 2020 Busala Innovation Challenge. Palestinian innovation seeks to address global development challenges and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals Ramallah, State of…