United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation 2018

In 2018 the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation on 12 September marks the 40th anniversary of the 1978 adoption by consensus of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries

South-South cooperation is a manifestation of solidarity among peoples and countries of the South that contributes to their national well-being, their national and collective self-reliance and the attainment of internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. That cooperation is done through a broad framework of collaboration among countries of the South in the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technical domains. Involving two or more developing countries, it can take place on a bilateral, regional, intraregional or interregional basis. Developing countries share knowledge, skills, expertise and resources to meet their development goals through concerted efforts.

To highlight the importance of South-South Cooperation, the General Assembly in its resolution 58/220 decided to observe the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation on 12 September every year. The date commemorates the adoption in 1978 of the "Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (BAPA)" by 138 Member States. The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation celebrates the economic, social and political developments made in recent years by regions and countries in the south and highlights UN's efforts to work on technical cooperation among developing countries.
This year, a special commemorative event was held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 12 September in Conference Room 11, from 10-11:15 am. The Keynote Address was given by United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina J. Mohammed. This was followed by the launch of a publication compiling lessons learned collected from Member States, United Nations entities and others partners entitled “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development - Vol 2”.








Special remarks were delivered by H.E. Mr. Daniel Raimondi, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Government of Argentina; H.E. Mr. Adonia Ayebare, Permanent Representative of Uganda and President of the 19th Session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation; and H.E. Mr. Mohammad Fathi Ahmed Edrees, Permanent Representative of Egypt and Chair of the Group of 77. The event was moderated by Mr. Jorge Chediek, UNOSSC Director and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation. Click here for more information about the event.

Click here for more information about other worldwide activities of this special UN Day for South-South Cooperation: https://www.unsouthsouth.org/un-south-south-cooperation-day-2018-activities-around-the-world/
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