News in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS


South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Towards Sustainable Human Development in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States

In the Europe and the CIS region, the concept of South-South cooperation may be relatively new but the experience of horizontal, peer-to-peer sharing of knowledge is not, with a significant tradition and, more recently, a renewed vibrancy. This report is not meant to provide full and comprehensive analytical research on the status […]

Egypt: Addressing the needs of the hearing impaired

The Khalifa Computer Group in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Ministry of Education, developed a package of software which aims to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by using ICTs to facilitate access to information and knowledge, boost interaction with the community and increase opportunities for employment. Called "Tawasol ", the computer software provides a tool for disabled students, their teachers, and family members to enhance communication between each other and the society at large.

Turkey: Cage Systems to Prevent Conflicts between Aquaculture and Tourism

Marine fish farms mostly localized in the seas of around İzmir, Muğla and Aydın provinces created serious conflicts between public, tourism stakeholders and fish farmers due to environmental or visual pollutions created by aquaculture. To solve the conflicts between stakeholders, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Turkey initiated new regulations on environmentally sustainable aquaculture in 2007 that have been implemented by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey. Due to the measures taken, the present impact of marine aquaculture in terms of coast and water pollution has been minimized.

Hungary: Organic Soil Covering of Vineyards

Cover crops assist in protecting the soil from drying out, from erosion and deflation, and their role in weed control cannot be neglected either. In 2006, the Badacsony Research Institute for Viticulture and Oenology started a long-term experiment with a series of comparative tests on soil cultivation methods. Within the experiment, the mulching process within organic plant residues was found to be the most optimal and effective in terms of soil nutrient supply and moisture retention. The straw cover methods have also been developed.

Forum to explore collaboration on green economy among countries of the Global South

Astana, Kazakhstan, 15 June – 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 promoting green economies.

National Focal Points for South-South Cooperation and Representatives of Technical Cooperation Agencies learn how to advance the 2030 Agenda through South-South Cooperation

Astana, Kazakhstan 12-14 June 2017.  A training course on South-South & Triangular Cooperation for governmental focal points for South-South cooperation and representatives of technical cooperation agencies from the countries of Arab States, Europe and the CIS has been organized by UNOSSC in cooperation with the UN System Staff College. 

Kazakhstan: Innovations contributing to sustainable fish farming

The patented innovation of fertilized caviar of pike perch developed and tested by the Kazakhstan’s scientists in the south of the country allows improving productivity and sustainability of fish farms. Countries in the region and beyond can consider replicating the innovation to improve food security through the new Pike Perch fish farming […]

Morocco’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries welcomes the learning benefits of South-South Cooperation

Rabat, Morocco, 18-19 May 2017.  The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Kingdom of Morocco hosted the training on South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Rabat. The training is a learning opportunity to provide key employees of the Ministry with the skills and knowledge of South-South Cooperation, and contributes as an important […]

Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries of Algeria hosts training on South-South and Triangular Cooperation

15-16 May 2017. The two-day training for the key staff of the Ministry is aimed at enhancing their capacities in harnessing the opportunities provided by South-South and triangular cooperation for advancing development in the sector. The training event is part of the training series on South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Advancing the […]

New Consultancy Opportunities to Produce Country-Specific Content on Practical Solutions for Farmers

Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS, UNOSSC, initiates the adaptation of the mobile application initially produced and tested in Uzbekistan, to the needs of farmers in the two regions to help them get improved access to agricultural value chain information. We would like to invite relevant experts to apply for the […]