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January 19, 2021

United Nations ESCAP Partners With SEAF To Launch The Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund

Bangkok, 14 January 2021 - In early 2020, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) formalized a…
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January 15, 2021

International Center on Small Hydro Power and Partners Donate 240,000 Masks for COVID-19 Response

The International Center on Small Hydro Power (ICSHP) is a is a public and non-profit institution directly under auspices of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Development Programme…
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January 14, 2021

Electron Beam Applications for Value Addition to Food and Industrial Products and Degradation of Environmental Pollutants in the Asia-Pacific Region

The UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology For Asia and the Pacific Regional Office…
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January 14, 2021

Ministerial Session of the 17th International Conference on Population & Development concluded successfully

10 December 2020 - The 17th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on South-South Cooperation in Population and Development titled “Nairobi Commitments and the 2030 Agenda: Taking stock and looking ahead to post COVID-19 Crisis” was…
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January 14, 2021

PPD Signs MOU with the League of Arab States Council of Population

21 December 2020 -  Partners in Population and Development (PPD), after the successful organization of the International Inter-Ministerial Conference on South-South Cooperation in Population and Development focussing on innovative and…
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January 8, 2021

Making African Continental Free Trade Area Work for Women in a Post-COVID-19 World

Jan 6 2021 (IPS) - On 1st January 2021, trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement commenced after months of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The AfCFTA…
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January 8, 2021

Capturing the ‘Digital Dividend’ in Developing Economies

Global value chains (GVCs), which rely on and benefit from international supplier networks, have played a leading role in industrial production since the 1990s. More often than not, developing countries…
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January 8, 2021

UN FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT 2021

Context Rich or poor, young or old: Everyone needs to eat. Nutritious and safe food allows for healthy and productive lives. It’s as important as the air we breathe and…
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December 31, 2020

United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation: Results Report 2018-2019

United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation (UNFSSC) is a voluntary trust fund established in 1996 by the Member States to support South-South cooperation partnerships for the benefit of developing countries…
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December 30, 2020

g7+ Senior Officials Meet to Discuss Progress and Strategic Priorities for 2021

On 22 December 2020, the g7+ Secretariat organized a virtual meeting for senior officials to review the progress the group has made in the year 2020, take note of the…
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December 24, 2020

South-South Partnership for COVID-19 Responses

South-South Partnership for COVID-19 Responses: UNOSSC Cities Project and UNDP Nepal Facilitate International Center on Small Hydropower’s Donation of Surgical Masks to Nepalese Cities and Partner 24 December 2020, New…
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December 23, 2020

Private Sector Contributes to China-Africa South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Development

Organized by the China-Africa Business Council (CABC), the 2020 China-Africa Private Sector Cooperation Forum took place in Beijing, China, on 11 December 2020, with a focus on industrial and trade…
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December 22, 2020

2020 UN Regional South-South and Triangular Cooperation Focal Points Network Retreat in Asia and the Pacific

On 15 December 2020, nineteen participants participated in a face-to-face retreat at Anantara hotel in Bangkok. An additional sixteen participants joined the meeting online. The participants were drawn from UN…
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December 17, 2020

Virtual Arab Regional Workshop on Investing in the SDGs through SSC & TrC: Videos and Summaries of Discussion

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and UNDP, in partnership with Middle East and North Africa Public Administration Research Think Tank Network (MENAPAR TTN) successfully concluded the three-day…
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December 10, 2020

IBSA Fund Board Approves Water and Sanitation Project for eSwatini

9 December 2020: The Board of Directors of the India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation (the IBSA Fund) convened today to review the progress of…
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December 7, 2020

South-South Cooperation in Digital Economy Makes Technological Innovation Available to All

7 December, New York – The 2020 South-South Cooperation and Digital Economy Development Forum took place in Chongqing City, China from  25-26 November. Under the theme “Digital Economy Cooperation among…
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December 3, 2020

Article: The Impact of COVID-19 in the SADC Region: Building Resilience for Future Pandemics

  An article by Philani Mthembu, Executive Director at the Institute for Global Dialogue. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought multiple challenges to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as a…
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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…