September 12, 2017

Day for the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation

Pursuant to resolution 58/220 of 23rd December 2003, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided to declare the 19th of December United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation. The term South-South cooperation is used by politicians and academics to describe the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge between developing countries. On December 22, 2011, the General Assembly, in its resolution 66/550, decided that, starting in 2012, the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation will be held on September 12 instead of December 19. to commemorate the date of 1978 when the United Nations Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries approved the Buenos Aires Plan of Action to promote and carry out technical cooperation among developing countries.