South-South cooperation is unity amongst individuals and international locations of the creating world, referred to as the worldwide South, which contributes to nationwide well-being, collective self-reliance and attaining the worldwide objectives.
“South-South and triangular cooperation are crucial for creating international locations to mitigate and adapt to local weather disruption, handle the worldwide well being disaster, together with COVID-19 restoration, and obtain all 17 Sustainable Growth Targets (SDGs),” underscored Secretary-Common António Guterres.
Given the post-pandemic situation, the political-economic disaster brought on by the conflict in Ukraine, and local weather change, creating international locations – with the help of companions within the North, worldwide monetary establishments, the personal sector, assume tanks and others – should strengthen South-South and triangular cooperation.
The UN chief burdened the significance of Southern-led growth options being shared “far and broad”.
“South-South and triangular cooperation should play an ever-increasing function in resolving our frequent challenges”.
However that doesn’t absolve wealthier States of their tasks to work constructively with the creating world, “particularly to cut back rising inequalities between and inside nations,” Mr. Guterres flagged.
In commemorating the day, he inspired “all nations and communities to redouble cooperation and construct bridges to realize an equitable and sustainable future for all”.
“South-South and triangular cooperation should have a central place in our preparations for a robust restoration,” stated the Secretary-Common.
“We’ll want the total contributions and cooperation of the worldwide South to construct extra resilient economies and societies and implement the Sustainable Growth Targets”.
Wealthy historical past of cooperation
The UN historical past of South-South cooperation dates again to 1949 with the institution of the primary technical support programme by the Financial and Social Council and the creation of the UN Growth Programme (UNDP) in 1965.
Subsequently, in 1978, the convention of the International South in Buenos Aires, resulted in one of many predominant pillars for South-South cooperation: the Buenos Aires Plan of Motion for Selling and Implementing Technical Cooperation amongst Creating Nations.
Later, in 2009, on the Excessive-Stage UN Convention on South-South Cooperation in Kenya, the Nairobi final result doc highlighted the roles that nationwide Governments, regional entities and UN companies must play in supporting and implementing South-South and triangular cooperation.
Lastly, in 2013 the UN Workplace for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) as we all know it in the present day got here into being.
After the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Growth in 2015, the Common Meeting determined one yr later to convene a second high-level UN Convention on South-South Cooperation, on the fortieth anniversary of the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Motion.
The 2022 high-level commemoration of the UN Day for South-South Cooperation in Bangkok, Thailand, celebrates and displays on the advocacy and dedication of contributing to pressing growth options.