UNOSSC Publication Explores South-South Cooperation for SDGs
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‘Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development’ provides a compendium of solutions at the national, subregional, regional and global levels to the challenges faced by developing countries.

The solutions address efforts to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality, support climate change action and create peaceful and cohesive societies.

The report remarks that developing countries are increasingly recognizing good practices in South-South cooperation as viable pathways to accelerate progress on the SDGs.

28 November 2018: A report by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) explores how South-South and triangular cooperation can accelerate progress towards the SDGs. The publication is the second in a series that features more than 100 good practices presented by Member States, UN agencies, and other development partners.

The report titled, ‘Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development,’ aims to serve as a compendium of solutions at national, subregional, regional and global levels to the challenges faced by developing countries and support their efforts to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality, support climate change action and create peaceful and cohesive societies.

The publication highlights ways that developing countries are collaborating among themselves through solidarity, peer-to-peer learning and collective self-reliance. The examples provided aim to benefit developing countries seeking to scale up South-South cooperation initiatives, particularly with regard to the application of policies, strategies, and programmes.

The authors remark that developing countries are “increasingly recognizing” good practices in South-South cooperation as viable pathways to accelerate progress on the SDGs. The report finds that a new surge in such cooperation has seen countries in the South increasingly championing solutions that address common transnational development challenges that would be difficult to tackle independently.

In the report’s foreword, UNOSSC Director Jorge Chediek explains that the Office aims to develop a global knowledge sharing and partnership brokering platform to respond more systematically and effectively to developing countries’ demand to connect and collaborate with potential partners. He emphasizes that the platform “aims to complement, rather than substitute” existing national or regional institutional arrangements. He adds that this will fill an “unmet gap,” through providing a space that systematizes knowledge, while being equipped to provide actionable solutions, strengthen capacity, and foster valuable partnerships. [UNOSSC website] [Publication: Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development]

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