Trends and Opportunities in Advancing South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Somalia

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Somalia faces tremendous difficulties in implementing its development priorities, which is largely rooted in challenges emerging from the institutional breakdown and fragmentation of Somali society following the collapse in 1991. The huge potential of the country as well as the benefits of the well-established key stakeholders, such as private sector and civil society organizations, together with the commitment of the international community can bring about substantial opportunities towards unleashing the potential of South-South and triangular cooperation for Somalia and beyond.

Within its mandate UNOSSC supports the governments and UNCTs in the Arab states, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States in their efforts to take stock of the existing practices of South-South cooperation, potential areas that would benefit from South-South exchanges and initiatives, as well as the knowledge, expertise and successful development experiences that can be shared with other countries. The stocktaking process results in the elaboration of recommendations intended to help the governments, private sector, civil society and UN agencies to mainstream and advance South-South cooperation in the countries.