UNOSSC, UNDP hold first Global Thinkers Dialogue on South-South cooperation

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) co-organized the first Global Thinkers Dialogue with the China Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD) in People’s Republic of China, 31 January 2018. The dialogue was focused on ways to facilitate South-South cooperation. This informal round-table discussion was a joint effort of Representatives from around 10 missions to the UN and officials from different UN agencies with experts from China, as well as civil societies to develop a platform for South-South cooperation research and knowledge sharing.

As South-South cooperation has no patterns (Chediek J. 2018), the experiences from the South will provide new methodology for other countries who want to scale up development ans also economies. Significant outcomes were emphasized on the better platforms and systems disseminate knowledge on South-South and triangular cooperation, increase high-quality of research, and commended China for its South-South knowledge exchange.

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