Date: 19 March | Time: 8.45am – 10.30am | Address: Leandro N. Alem 246, Capital Federal | Room: Salón Auditorio del Archivo General de la Nación (room capacity: 120) | Format: panel discussion
In the context of the 2030 Agenda and 40 years after Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA), we have not only the opportunity to tackle grave and varied challenges in a more ambitious way, but also the responsibility to learn as much as we can from the previous decades of South-South Cooperation (SSC). Co-organized with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), the proposed panel departs from the research-based finding that SSC has been making key contributions to Peace & Development (P&D) to prevent and transform the root causes of conflicts and ensure long-term positive change after the aftermath of made-man humanitarian crisis.
To explore the synergies between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), interlinked with the debate on the sustaining peace agenda and the strengthening of South-South Cooperation is a matter of great relevance in a moment of growing complex conflict and crisis. Those synergies, however, have been little systematized, as research is still produced separately by peacebuilding, security and development communities and actors (including UN actors). In this context, the side-event aims at sharing knowledge about SSC on P&D, discussing diagnosed opportunities, emerging initiatives, good practices and challenges. The panel will present two research papers:
The panelists will present concrete experiences of South-South solidarity for peace as implemented in various regions, presenting policy recommendations for the future and based in lessons learned from practice.
This event is organized in partnership with UNOSSC, showing that SSC has comparative advantages in the field of P&D and indicating it is vital to strengthen institutions in the South so that knowledge in general can be systematically produced and shared and best practices can be scaled up. The discussions will build on that vision with case studies and new knowledge products based on the collaborative work of the recently founded Global South Thinkers on Peace & Development community of practice.
This side-event gathers specialists from different United Nations member states, agencies and inter-governmental organizations with great experience in conflict prevention and sustaining peace.