United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation 2022
To highlight the importance of South-South cooperation and to mark the day in 1978 when the United Nations Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries adopted the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (A/C.2/66/L.48), the General Assembly proclaimed 12 September as the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation.
The 2022 high-level commemoration of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation will be organized during the Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo. The event – held under the theme Key Priorities and Future Directions in Advancing South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery: Towards a Smart and Resilient Future – will be co-hosted by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), Government of Thailand and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). During the event, stakeholders will have an opportunity to reflect on the vital role of South-South and triangular cooperation in supporting Member States to achieve the 2030 Agenda and deliver on the Decade of Action, while effectively recovering from the global COVID-19 crisis, and building resilient, sustainable, smart and inclusive societies.
South-South and Triangular cooperation are critical for developing countries to mitigate and adapt to climate disruption, address the global health crisis, including COVID-19 recovery, and achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It must play an ever-increasing role in resolving our common challenges.
● Key Priorities and Future Directions in Advancing South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery: Towards a Smart and Resilient Future
High-level Panel Discussion
Monday, 12 September 2022
18:20-19:45 BKK time / 7:20-8:45 am NY time
United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand
The global landscape has shifted significantly in recent decades. The world has seen important economic and demographic changes, cascading impact of climate change, a global health pandemic, a rise in global conflict and refugee flows, and rapid advancement in the availability and use of digital technologies. These developments have fundamentally changed the way that people live, work, connect and socialize. They offer new challenges but also provide new opportunities for human development.
Achieving the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda and adapting to the changing global context mentioned above will require engagement from stakeholders leveraging their diverse and unique advantages. South-South and triangular cooperation are important cornerstones of development activity and will serve as vital modalities for action as complements to North-South cooperation. “As the world recovers from the devastating social, economic and human impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, along with existing threats of climate change, South-South and triangular cooperation is the need of the hour,” said Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General.
This event will provide an opportunity for UN Member States to celebrate the UN Day for South-South cooperation and to reflect on their advocacy and commitment towards the contribution of South-South and triangular cooperation to urgent development solutions.
This event will also feature the launch of the publication “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development – Vol. 4.” The new volume features more than 130 good practices presented by over 50 partners, including Member States, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), United Nations entities, and other development stakeholders. The volume includes solutions on COVID-19 response and recovery, poverty alleviation, climate action, trade facilitation and digitalization. Building on the three prior highly successful editions, the 2022 volume significantly expands the South-South and triangular cooperation knowledge base across all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), highlighting innovation, and a greater diversity of partners now leveraging South-South and triangular cooperation collaboration for development.
A reception and a cultural event will be hosted by the Government of Thailand and UNESCAP.
Commemoration of the 2022 UN Day for South-South Cooperation around the world:
— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) September 12, 2022
🗨️ ‘#SouthSouthCooperation Day 2022’: Message from @WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) at the ‘Global #SouthSouth Development Expo 2022’ (#GSSDExpo). 🔗 Know more: https://t.co/4AyRjqf1Vv pic.twitter.com/TIi8DoX97K
— UNOSSC (@UNOSSC) September 12, 2022
Today is #SouthSouthCooperation Day!
At ITC, we believe the cooperation is critical for small business in developing countries to grow & internationalize.
In her op-ed, ED @CokeHamilton elaborates 4 ways to transform Africa-Caribbean trade - and what it can achieve.
— International Trade Centre (ITC) (@ITCnews) September 12, 2022
Solidarity among countries of the South has offered concrete solutions to shared challenges, and can help achieve the #GlobalGoals.
— United Nations (@UN) September 12, 2022
Today, we celebrate the power of #SouthSouthCooperation around the world 🌍
— UNOPS (@UNOPS) September 12, 2022
Today is #SouthSouthCooperation Day!
A great opportunity to learn how countries in the Global South are working together 🤝 to combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling | @UNOSSC pic.twitter.com/lOsGbdb5ds
— UNODC Human Trafficking (@UNODC_HTMSS) September 12, 2022
"I encourage all nations and communities to redouble cooperation and build bridges to achieve an equitable and sustainable future for all."
— United Nations (@UN) September 12, 2022
Monday is #SouthSouth Cooperation Day. Follow @UNOSSC all year and find out about voices from the South driving innovation and development here: https://t.co/3kLnSs7o4N #SSTC #GSSD2022 pic.twitter.com/gjkZkbfT7L
— UN Environment Programme (@UNEP) September 12, 2022
🗨️ #SouthSouthCooperation Day 2022: Message from @IAEAorg Director-General @RafaelMGrossi at the ‘Global #SouthSouth Development Expo 2022’ (#GSSDExpo). 📽️ https://t.co/shmvCi2Skx pic.twitter.com/pMoFTDAbCV
— UNOSSC (@UNOSSC) September 14, 2022
"As we commemorate the United Nations Day for #SouthSouthCooperation,
I encourage all nations and communities to redouble cooperation and build bridges to achieve an equitable and sustainable future for all."
— UN Geneva (@UNGeneva) September 12, 2022
#SouthSouthCooperation offers solutions for today's unprecedented global challenges.
Solidarity is key for developing countries to tackle the combined effects of #COVID19, the war in Ukraine & the #ClimateEmergency – and chart a better future. https://t.co/biRGKIpsv8 pic.twitter.com/EVsvgPFLuJ
— UNCTAD (@UNCTAD) September 12, 2022
On the occasion of UN #SouthSouthCooperation🌐 Day, #IsDB President Dr. Al Jasser lauds South-South Cooperation as an effective dev't platform to mitigate the impacts of crises & prepare the Global South for a more resilient and sustainable future for all.https://t.co/6ERtfjKG9t
— IsDB Group (@isdb_group) September 12, 2022
#SouthSouthCooperation represents a shared vision among the peoples & countries of the South that is shaped by close historical realities, similar dev pathways & shared challenges. See how @UNDP partners w government to deliver lasting #SustDev results 👉🏿https://t.co/9Y4PTn3ny8
— Achim Steiner (@ASteiner) September 13, 2022
📽️ #GSSDExpo 2022: @UNCTAD Secretary-General @RGrynspan answers how UNCTAD has and can contribute to strengthening #SouthSouth cooperation, especially now in these difficult times. 🔗 https://t.co/seIc1PCJpE pic.twitter.com/uTxrjnL7du
— UNOSSC (@UNOSSC) September 13, 2022
South-South &triangular cooperation are important cornerstones of development🤝
UNV believes it is key for people to participate in their own development & mobilizes more & more national UN #Volunteers who work to achieve the #SDGs in their own countries🌎 #SouthSouthCooperation pic.twitter.com/YD5Ce7jUsZ
— UN Volunteers (@UNVolunteers) September 12, 2022