Cooperation throughout International South, key to reaching SDGs

This 12 months’s official theme is “Solidarity, Fairness, and Partnership: Unlocking South-South Cooperation to Obtain the SDGs.”

South-South cooperation is a manifestation of solidarity contributing to nationwide well-being, nationwide and collective self-reliance, and the attainment of internationally agreed growth objectives, together with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Growth.

Coming simply forward of the two-day SDG Summit, the commemoration is a chance for the International South to emphasise the wants of assorted areas and speed up sensible motion in direction of sustainable growth targets.

“In our world of deeply linked challenges, South-South cooperation performs an important position in shaping a brighter future,” stated UN Secretary-Common António 

“The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation is a robust reminder that when nations unite, they will overcome obstacles and speed up sustainable growth.”

He stated it was “solely collectively” that we are able to forge a world of shared prosperity, “the place cooperation is aware of no borders.”

Collaborative spirit

Examples of cooperation among the many International South embody Cuba’s assist combatting Ebola in West Africa, the Republic of Congo helping household farming and college feeding programmes in Brazil, and UNESCO facilitating exchanges between the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu to enhance the educating capability of educators.

To spice up this collaborative spirit, the UN Workplace for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), promotes each South-South and triangular cooperation.

Triangular cooperation is a collaboration through which donor international locations and multilateral organizations facilitate South-South initiatives by way of funding, coaching, administration, and offering technological methods, along with different types of assist.

Collective self-reliance

South-South cooperation is performed by way of a broad framework of collaboration amongst international locations of the International South within the political, financial, social, cultural, environmental, and technical domains.

By means of South-South collaboration, creating international locations share data, abilities, experience, and assets to fulfill their growth objectives by way of coordinated efforts.

“From local weather motion to poverty eradication, from healthcare to schooling, from commerce to digitalisation, solidarity and powerful partnerships between creating international locations can pave the best way for a extra equitable and sustainable world,” stated Mr. Guterres.

“As we mark the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, allow us to acknowledge this type of collaboration as an important catalyst for change, embodying solidarity, innovation, and mutual assist,” concluded the Secretary-Common. 

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