The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) was created in 1974 to promote, coordinate and support South-South and triangular cooperation globally and within the United Nations system. This agency works to support countries’ efforts to manage, design and implement South-South cooperation policies and initiatives through the identification, sharing and transfer of successful Southern-generated development solutions.
The “South-South Galaxy” is a global knowledge-sharing and partnership platform launched in 2019. The project aims to give systematic and effective support to countries of the South, so they can connect, learn and collaborate with potential partners in the wider digital world. Now the platform offers, as well, a great number of webinars adapted to the new COVID-19 situation and the UNOSSC's response to the pandemic.
International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.