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October 28, 2020

Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA) & the Higher Council for Innovation & Excellence (HCIE) launch “Busala Innovation Challenge”

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…
Cities ProjectNews
October 6, 2020

Call for Submission: Spotlighting Cities in Action for COVID-19 Responses, Deadline: 30 October 2020

Call for Submission: Spotlighting Cities in Action for COVID-19 Responses: Lessons Learned and Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation Introduction COVID-19 has spread to almost every corner of the…
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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…
Cities ProjectNews
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…
Financing MechanismsNews
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…
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September 15, 2020

Launch of Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development Vol.3

10 September 2020: During a virtual high-level event held in commemoration of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)  launched the third…
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September 11, 2020

The g7+: Strength Amid Fragility- South-South Cooperation and Development for a New Century

September 12 is the International Day of South-South Cooperation (SSC). Lessons from the g7+ show how voluntarism, cooperation, and solidarity are raising the voice of the global south in the…
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September 11, 2020

Message by Mr. Adnene Ben Haj Aissa, Executive Director, Partners in Population and Development (PPD)

Message by Adnene Ben Haj Aissa, Executive Director, Partners in Population and Development (PPD) on the 2020 UN Day for South-South Cooperation 12 September 2020 - With the turn of…
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September 11, 2020

Message by Mr. Carlos Correa, Executive Director, South Centre: Enhance SSC in the Era of COVID-19 & the Recovery Process

Message by Mr. Carlos Correa, Executive Director of South Centre on the 2020 UN Day for South-South Cooperation   12 September 2020 - On the occasion of the 42nd anniversary…
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September 1, 2020

IAEA Provides Vital Rapid Detection Equipment & Technical Support to Help Countries Against COVID-19

31 August 2020 - There has been a great global demand to quickly build national capacities to detect and monitor COVID-19 infections in the combat against the pandemic. The International…
Capacity Development InitiativesNews
August 25, 2020

Call for Applications: Atlas For Development (Atlas4dev) 2063 Academy for Young Africans

About Atlas4dev in partnership with the AU Youth Envoy Office and with the support of Peace First organization and the Department of Cooperation and Cultural Action of the French Embassy…
Capacity Development InitiativesNews
August 25, 2020

Chulalongkorn University Scholarship Program for ASEAN and Non-ASEAN Countries

About Founded in March 1917, Chulalongkorn University is Thailand’s first institution of higher learning. is a public and autonomous research university in Bangkok, Thailand. The university was originally founded during…
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August 24, 2020

UNECA and UNOSSC Collaborate to Launch Joint Reports

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Sub-regional Office for Southern Africa (SROSA), UNECA Digital Center of Excellence, UNECA Africa Trade Policy Center and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation…