United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation 2018
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. 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.
|COMMEMORATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS DAY FOR SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION||
12 SEPTEMBER 2018
UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE CENTRE
Venue: Conference Room 4
|09:00 – 09:30 hrs.
09:30 – 09:40 hrs.
09:40 – 11:10 hrs.
11:10 -11:20 hrs.
1. Opening Session
2. Reflection of the Momentum of South-South Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region
Video Clip on the Highlights of South-South Cooperation Partnership in Asia-Pacific: Towards SDGs and the Buenos Aires Plan of Action 40th Anniversary
3. South-South Cooperation Milestones by Countries and Organizations in the Asia-Pacific
4. Presentation of UNOSSC Tokens of Appreciation in recognition of Contribution by countries/organizations to South-South Cooperation in Asia-Pacific
Close of the Commemoration
11:30 – 12:00 hrs.