September 12, 2018

Day for the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation

South-South cooperation is a manifestation of solidarity among peoples and countries of the South that contributes to the well-being of these populations, their collective independence and the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This cooperation among the countries of the South is carried out through a framework of broad collaboration in the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technical spheres. Two or more developing countries may participate and take place at the bilateral, regional, intraregional or interregional level. Developing countries share knowledge, skills, experiences and resources to achieve development goals through concerted initiatives.

The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation aims to raise the awareness of the world's citizens about the initiatives the Organization is taking to encourage developing countries to cooperate with each other. Likewise, the economic, social and political advances of recent years in regions and countries of the South are celebrated.