News in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS


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

Over the two last decades, Djibouti has made significant advances in addressing many policies, institutional and operational challenges to SSC. Djibouti’s vision 2035 has strategically redefined the country’s priorities broadly and with a deep vision in all sectors and political landscape. In close coordination with respective government counterparts at the Ministry of […]

2018 South-South Expo in New York marks 10 years of showcasing developing countries sustainable development innovations

The annual Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo), will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 28 to 30 November, 2018. Organized by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in collaboration with United Nations agencies and other partners, the GSSD Expo will strategically engage all development actors, including the […]

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

Since 2006, when it restored its independence, Montenegro has been experiencing transformation to new forms of cooperation as an independent country and full-fledged member of the international community. Montenegro’s priorities and strategic preferences towards South-South (which is referred to as “East-East” in the region of Europe and CIS) are positive, as well as […]

Interagency agreement between Palestinian Agency for International Cooperation and UNOSSC was signed in Brasilia, Brazil

12 March 2018. Brasilia, Brazil. On the sidelines of the Brasilia Conference to discuss the preparations for the United Nations Summit on Cooperation in Argentina, a strategic cooperation agreement between the Palestinian Agency for International Cooperation (PICA) and the UNOSSC was officially signed. The agreement was signed by the Director General of […]

Through South-South cooperation, young Kenyans share the success of their “A Water Kiosk in School” project with Rwanda

There is a vast number of young people below 30 years old living in developing and low-income countries, and it is important to realize that young people living in countries of the Global South are a driving force in advancing the development agenda. Thus, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation jointly with its partners has launched […]

UNOSSC supports South-South training in Uzbekistan for rural locals to diversify their incomes

10-19 February 2018, Tashkent. From Hungarian felting traditions to weaving on muffs and sacks with pitted kilims technique in Mid and Inner Asia, a South-South training on “Support in Developing Capacities of Rural Women and Men in Uzbekistan to Diversify their Incomes through Knowledge and Skills” was delivered for trainers. It was […]

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 […]