News in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS


The Zayed International Foundation launches an innovative green knowledge smart app with entertainment tools

To mark 100 years since the birth of the UAE’s Founding Father Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, 2018 has been declared the “Year of Zayed” in the country. On this occasion, the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment has launched a new innovative green knowledge education smart platform with entertainment […]

UNDP and EU support SSC knowledge exchange in parliamentary activities: Nepal and Ukraine

Ukraine keeps sharing its progress on parliamentary openness with foreign partners, while also learning from international experience. After hosting the Global Parliamentary Openness Conference earlier this year, Ukrainian experience is in demand. This week a delegation from the Parliament of Nepal visited the Verkhovna Rada to meet staff and representatives of CSOs and understand the Ukrainian experience of parliamentary reform and the Open Parliament Initiative in Ukraine.

Countries collaborate at policy-level using South-South and Triangular cooperation to advance agricultural development and food security in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS

29 November 2017, Antalya, Turkey. The High-level Ministerial Meeting was organized as a side-event of the Global South-South Development Expo 2017, in the framework of the partnership initiative on South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security (SSTC-ADFS). The partnership initiative is supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), […]

Forum explores collaboration to advance youth leadership among countries of the Global South

26 November 2017, Antalya, Turkey. High-level decision-makers and professionals in development cooperation from across the Arab States, Europe and the CIS regions, as well as from other regions, gathered at the Third Regional Networking Forum to discuss their role in scaling up Southern development solutions through advanced youth leadership. The forum was jointly […]

The winners of the first Youth4South Solution Awareness Contest has been announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the first global Youth4South Solution Awareness Contest aimed to promote the South-South Youth Leadership Initiative in advancing Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. The top three winners of the contest: 1st Place | Angelo Carlos Roxas, Improving Academic Performance of Underprivileged Students (Philippines, SDG 4: Good-Quality Education, SDG 10: Reduced […]

Mapping South-South Cooperation Solutions in the Arab States

The report provides an overview of current South-South processes and modalities of cooperation in the region. It enables stakeholders to access the huge reservoir of potential development solutions and successful experiences that have been tested in the region. All these solutions can also be accessed through the South-South World Mapping Portal. This […]

The Union for the Mediterranean: An Action-driven Organisation for Regional Cooperation and Development

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) South-South in Action Report explores the role of the UfM in facilitating regional cooperation and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the Euro-Mediterranean region. UfM plays an essential role in fostering synergies and joining collective efforts to address the three interrelated priorities of the region – human development, […]

High-level Ministerial Meeting of the SSTC-ADFS partnership initiative, Antalya, Turkey

High-Level Ministerial Meeting on South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS. At  the  side-event  of  the  Global  South-South  Development  Expo  2017, advancing cooperation  on  Agricultural  Development  and  Food  Security at policy-level will be addressed. Antalya, Turkey – A  high level  Ministerial  […]

South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Towards Sustainable Human Development in the Arab States

UNOSSC is seeking through this report to broaden the scope of thinking and facilitate wider knowledge exchanges on development successes and lessons learned across the Arab States. The report provides an overview of the national and regional development priorities of the Arab States and assesses South-South cooperation within Arab States and between […]

The Third Regional Networking Forum for Arab States, Europe and the CIS on South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Antalya, Turkey, 26 November 2017 – Key policy-makers and development professionals working in the Middle East and North Africa as well as Europe and Central Asia will explore together the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge among countries of the Global South and their role in scaling up southern development solutions through advanced youth […]