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November 20, 2020

Launch of Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the Context of Food Security

Solidarity and South-South & Triangular Cooperation in Achieving Global Food Security New York, 19 November 2020: A thematic good practices publication: “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the…
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November 19, 2020

Statement by Foreign Minister of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana at the Forty-Fourth Annual Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 and China

Statement by H.E. Mr. Hugh Hilton Todd, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs…
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November 17, 2020

Call for Submission: Good Practices in SSC & TrC for Sustainable Development in SIDS to advance the SAMOA Pathway, Deadline 7 December 2020

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in collaboration with the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States…
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November 16, 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards, Deadline 31 January 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards recognise and celebrate the contributions that innovators in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors are making in advancing the sustainable development goals in Commonwealth…
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November 11, 2020

35 Cities in Uzbekistan benefit from UNOSSC Cities Project Urban Development Workshop

On 6 November 2020, mayors and deputy mayors of 35 mid-sized cities in Uzbekistan completed an online training on transforming cities by developing business and enhancing the service sector, supported…
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November 9, 2020

g7+ Newsletter for November 2020 Released

The g7+ has released the newsletter for November 2020. In this edition, it highlights the g7+ group joint effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic which has not only affected the…
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November 3, 2020

Call for Applications: South-South Entrepreneurship Academy Second Cohort 2020, Sports and Entrepreneurship

Background The UN Office for South-South Cooperation and partners from Hong Kong, namely, Centre for Business/Social Sustainability and Innovations (BSSI) of Gratia Business School of Gratia Christian College with support…
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October 31, 2020

Blog: World Cities Day 2020: South-South Cooperation among Cities to Co-create a More Sustainable Future

On the occasion of World Cities Day 2020, Xiaojun Grace Wang, Deputy Director, UNOSSC, highlights the critical role of South-South and triangular cooperation among cities in building better for a…
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October 28, 2020

Busala Innovation Challenge Seeks to Connect Palestinian Innovation with Other Developing Countries

Despite the uncertainty and turmoil due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe, in June 2020 the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA) joined forces with the…
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October 27, 2020

Rollo Business Stimulation Program for African Small Enterprises

Background Supported by UNDP, African Union and Afri Labs, Rollo is a business simulation and capacity building program dedicated to inspiring and supporting small African enterprises facing challenges after the…
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October 26, 2020

Canada-CARICOM Skills Training for the Green Economy Scholarships Programme

Background The Canada-CARICOM Skills Training for the Green Economy Scholarships programme by Global Affairs Canada provides students from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with short-term post-secondary exchange opportunities at publicly funded…
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October 23, 2020

UN Day 2020: Let Knowledge Transcend Differences and Build Connection

 Xiaojun Grace Wang, Deputy Director, UNOSSC, highlights the critical role of knowledge sharing in South-South and triangular cooperation to tackle common development challenges. The United Nations Day this year is different than…
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October 23, 2020

Article by FAO on UN Day: Good Practices in SSTC for Sustainable Development

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations and what better way to showcase South-South and Triangular cooperation achievements, than with a compilation of good…
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October 14, 2020

Cultivation of Resilience

Article by Cao Xi, policy & partnerships consultant for the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and Duncan Chando, South-South and triangular cooperation consultant for the International Labour Organization. The authors…
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October 7, 2020

UNDRR, UNOSSC & PAHO/WHO Conclude a Joint Capacity Development Workshop

6 October, New York – Over 2,500 participants from close to 150 countries and territories, with almost equal gender participation, attended a certified online training workshop, that took place between…
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October 6, 2020

India-UN Partnership Fund Provides Ventilators to the Government of Saint Lucia

The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Saint Lucia has improved access to care at the Victoria Respiratory Hospital thanks to the generous financial assistance of the India-UN Development Partnership…
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October 6, 2020

Call for Submission: Spotlighting Cities in Action for COVID-19 Responses, Deadline: 16 November 2020

Introduction COVID-19 has spread to almost every corner of the world, resulting in close to 30 million confirmed cases and over half a million deaths. The economic shutdown ensued have…
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October 5, 2020

Recognizing Volunteers Advancing South-South Cooperation

12 September 2020 - South-South Cooperation and volunteerism share common values of solidarity and reciprocity, which enable developing countries to strengthen their relationships beyond trade, infrastructure investment and technology exchanges. More…
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October 5, 2020

Deputy Secretary-General’s Message: Towards a Shared Future for Developing Countries

Deputy Secretary-General's Amina Mohammed's message, "Towards a Shared Future for Developing Countries: Promoting Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development Through Deepened South-South Cooperation" Delivered on 26 September 2020 at the High-level…
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October 5, 2020

China-UNEP Partnership Promotes South-South Cooperation in Africa

An interview with Prof. Linxiu Zhang, Director of the United Nations Environment Programme on the occasion of International Day of South-South Cooperation on 12 September.  Prof. Zhang talked about UNEP…
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October 5, 2020

FAO Article: How South-South Cooperation Helps Ensure Food Security for Family Farmers

A higher-yield rice variety moves Madagascar further on the path to self-sufficiency: How South-South Cooperation helps ensure food security for family farmers 11/09/2020 - Madagascar has a rich history of…
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October 5, 2020

UNEP Story: South-South Cooperation to Tackle Climate Change

For the International Day for South-South Cooperation on 12 September, we follow a pioneering, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-supported project that’s using nature to adapt to climate change in three ecosystems –…
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October 5, 2020

IFAD Article: Sharing Experience, Sharing Solutions

Article by Nigel Brett, Regional Director and Tian Ya, Regional South-South Cooperation Manager of Asia & the Pacific Division at the International Fund for Agricultural Development. The authors contributed this…
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October 1, 2020

Article: Global South Researchers are Making Global Partnerships a Reality

Article by Gabriela Keseberg Dávalos is Head of Communications of Southern Voice, a network of 51 think tanks from the Global South. While preparations are underway for this year’s UN…
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September 30, 2020

South-South Solidarity for COVID-19 Response: Henan Province in China Donates 10,000 Masks to Banjul, Gambia

28 September, New York –  UNOSSC Cities Project team mobilized a donation of 10,000 regular protective masks from the Henan Province of China to Banjul City of the Gambia last…
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September 30, 2020

Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation (CFTC)

The CFTC approach emphasises country ownership by delivering technical assistance on a demand-driven basis. CFTC work focuses on delivering relevant change through ‘best fit’ rather than ‘best practice’ responses to…
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September 30, 2020

Third Call for Proposals: China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility, Deadline 31 October 2020

Background Established in February 2018, the China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility pursue the overarching objective of mobilizing knowledge, technologies and resources from the Global South to accelerate rural poverty…
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September 25, 2020

Digital Identification and Finance Initiative in Africa (DigiFI Africa) Request for Proposals

About The Digital Identification and Finance Initiative in Africa (DigiFI) aims to generate rigorous evidence on how African governments, private companies, and NGOs can leverage digital payments and identification systems…
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September 25, 2020

ITU Digital World 2020 SME Virtual Awards

Background Applications are open for International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ITU Digital World SME Virtual Awards 2020.  ITU Digital World SME Virtual Awards is a programme of masterclasses, pitching sessions and…
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September 25, 2020

UNOSSC, JICA and Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation Celebrate Successful Regional Partnership on Climate Action

Collaboration Between UNOSSC and the Climate Change International Technical and Training Centre Highlighted at an Event with the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization Mr…
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September 25, 2020

UNOSSC Highlights Partnerships with China on COVID-19 and Beyond

22 September, Beijing – The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) joined an informal roundtable organized by the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office in China (UN RCO) to commemorate…
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September 23, 2020

FAO Welcomes China’s New $50 million Donation to Support South-South Cooperation

22 September 2020, Rome - FAO welcomed an announcement today by Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, that his country will support the UN agency's South-South Cooperation (SSC) efforts with…
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September 21, 2020

UN Day for South-South Cooperation Commemoration Event in the Pacific

Suva, Fiji, 18 September 2020 – The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation Pacific was held on 17 September to commemorate its significance, organized through the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office…
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September 21, 2020

Volunteering at the Heart of South-South Cooperation

Bangkok, Thailand, 14 September 2020: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, together with Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)…
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September 17, 2020

Southern Voice joins UN Day for South-South Cooperation

September 14 2020: 12 September 2020 marked the United Nations’ Day for South-South Cooperation. Southern Voice congratulates our partners at UNOSSC and South-South Galaxy for a successful kick-off to a…
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September 16, 2020

Launch of IBSA Fund Annual Report 2019 – Results in Review

The India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation (IBSA Fund) launched its Annual Report 2019 in the context of the 2020 United Nations Day for South-South…