South-South Development Cooperation Newsletter for the Arab States, Europe and the CIS

Welcome Message from Mr. Jorge Chediek, UNOSSC Director and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation


UNOSSC’s Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS is proud to present its quarterly E-Newsletter.

The UN Office aims to become a knowledge hub providing advisory and consulting services to Member States, UN entities, IGOs, NGOs and other stakeholders on South-South and triangular cooperation. The E-Newsletter will allow you to read about the extensive work our Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS is doing. Our team is providing opportunities to developing countries to build partnerships for exchanging knowledge and experiences on achieving sustainable development.

During the last two decades, developing countries, including those in the region, have accumulated substantial experience and acquired expertise, know-how and technology. These countries are now in a position to share these valuable experiences at the regional and global levels. Owing to this accumulated knowledge, coupled with increased prosperity in developing countries, the volume of effective demand-driven South-South/East-East cooperation for development has increased and is receiving the attention that it deserves.

I look forward to this E-Newsletter Service to assist as a reference for practitioners and policymakers to the benefits of innovative and sustainable South-South strategies in the region.

- Jorge Chediek

E-Newsletters

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Issue 5-6: July-December 2017

In Issue 5-6 of the E-Newsletter, some highlights include the Third Regional Networking Forum for the Arab States, Europe, and the CIS, and the High-Level Ministerial Meeting organized during the Global South-South Development Expo 2017 hosted in Antalya, Turkey. The theme covered in the Expo was “South-South Cooperation in the Era of Economic, Social and Environmental Transformation: Road to the 40th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA+40)". The winners of the Youth4South Solution Awareness Contest were also announced. Find out more...
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Issue 4: April-June 2017

In Issue 4 of the E-Newsletter, highlights include the Second Regional Networking Forum for the Arab States, Europe and the CIS, organized on the sidelines of the Astana Economic Forum 2017, which discussed the role of South-South and triangular cooperation in promoting green economic partnerships, as well as the launch of the new South-South World Mapping Portal. Find out more...
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Issue 3: January-March 2017

South-South cooperation promotes closer collaboration among countries, helping them to achieve shared and individual development goals of the countries. The countries in both the Arab States and the Europe and the CIS regions are taking steps towards establishing a systemic solid foundation that will enable them to receive maximum benefits from South-South cooperation. Find out more...
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Issue 2: July-December 2016

Recent months were rich in the events and processes that contributed to the better understanding of the benefits of South-South cooperation, generated new ideas for building partnerships and revealed practical opportunities to transform into the projects. The agreements reached, capacities developed and indicated plans pave the ground for further advancing SSTrC in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS. Find out more...
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Issue 1: March-May 2016

UNOSSC's Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS is proud to present the first issue of its quarterly E-Newsletter. In this E-Newsletter you will read about the extensive work our Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS is doing. Our team is providing opportunities to developing countries to build partnerships for exchanging knowledge and experiences on achieving sustainable development. Find out more...