United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, 12 September 2019

Today, September 12th 2019, the international community celebrates the UN Day for South-South Cooperation; the first after the Second United Nations High-level Conference on South-South Cooperation that took place on 21-23 March in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To mark this occasion, the UN Office for South-South Cooperation has organized several events as per attached agenda in New York. The most notably of these events include:

1. Launch of the independent Report on South-South and triangular cooperation, “Cooperation Beyond Convention”;
2. A launch of the South-South Galaxy, A knowledge Platform for knowledge exchange, expert databases and needs/provider matching; and,
3. A discussion led by China on “Moving from Commitments to Action”.

As these events will take place after the end of the business day in Asia-Pacific, we are not able to share most of the speeches, outcomes and documents with you, however, in the next few days we will be sharing any information that we have pertaining to the UN Day for South-South Cooperation. Furthermore, you may want to access the following sources of information for further information.
The event’s webpage on our portal is here: https://www.unsouthsouth.org/south-south-cooperation-day-2019/

The event in New York will be streamed on UNTV



United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

Follow up to Buenos Aires Plan of Action+40: From Commitment to Action



12 September 2019, 10:00 am -12:00 pm (New York Time) 

Conference Room 6, UN Secretariat Building


10:00 – 10:05 Welcome

Mr. Jorge Chediek

Director and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation

10:05 – 10:15 Key Note Messages

Mr. António Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General


H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés

President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly


Launch of Independent Report on South-South and Triangular Cooperation “Cooperation Beyond Convention”

10:15-11:00 Brief Video Launch of South-South Galaxy


Commemorative Statements

H.E. Mr. Martin Garcia Moritán, Permanent Representative of Argentina, introduces video message of

H.E. Mr. Jorge Faurie, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina on behalf of the BAPA+40 host country


H.E. Ms. Audra Plepyté

Permanent Representative of Lithuania and Co-facilitator of BAPA+40


H.E. Ms. Feda Abdelhady-Nasser

Deputy Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine and Chair of the Group of 77


H.E. Mr. Philip Ochen Andrew Odida

Deputy Permanent Representative of Uganda, representing the President of the 19th Session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation, and Co-facilitator of BAPA+40


Mr. Achim Steiner

Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, BAPA+40 Secretary-General


Moving From Commitments to Action

H.E. Mr. Jun Zhang

Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China


H.E. Mr. Syed Akbaruddin

Permanent Representative of India


H.E. Mr. Koro Bessho

Permanent Representative of Japan


11:00 – 11:55 Open Discussion


11:55 – 12:00 Closing Remarks

Mr. Jorge Chediek

Director and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation