UN launches compilation of good practices in South-South cooperation

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-13 03:17:45|Editor: yan
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UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations launched Wednesday a publication showcasing good practices in cooperation for sustainable development among developing countries to mark the UN Day for South-South Cooperation.

At a press briefing for the launch, Jorge Chediek, director and envoy of the secretary-general on South-South cooperation, said this century has seen significant changes in such cooperation, which "has taken off and really become a very important element of the global architecture."

As the second of its series, the Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development highlights how South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation can accelerate progress toward the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals set in the 2030 Agenda of the UN, Chediek said in its foreword.

While South-South cooperation is a framework of collaboration among countries of the South, triangular cooperation is collaboration in which donor countries and multilateral organizations facilitate South-South initiatives through the provision of funding and other means.

The compilation features more than 100 good practices presented by member states, UN agencies and other development partners, the foreword noted, and they present solutions at the national, subregional, regional and global levels to crucial challenges ranging from efforts to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality, support climate change action and create peaceful and cohesive societies.

Wednesday's launch is a step in the run-up to a major UN conference to be held in Argentina in March 2019, where the Buenos Aires Plan of Action was adopted 40 year ago to declare that incorporating South-South cooperation is a mandate for the UN system, marking the beginning of a new phase of cooperation.

The 2019 conference is held to ensure more and better South-South cooperation by recognizing the impact it has already had and exploring new ways to get more countries and more actors engaged in the way of cooperating, Chediek said.