BUENOS AIRES, 22 March — Concluding a landmark conference on the crucial role of South-South cooperation in the planet’s sustainable development, representatives of 160 countries today adopted a sweeping outcome document calling for stepped-up collaboration against the backdrop of resource constraints and a shifting geopolitical landscape.
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BUENOS AIRES, 21 March — The Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) held three panel discussions today, tackling ways to expand the exchange of resources and know-how, strengthen institutional frameworks, and use Southern-generated initiatives to expedite progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
BUENOS AIRES, 21 March — Countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean are increasingly looking to each other for resources, solidarity and a sense of common agenda when dealing with challenges brought on by the decline in official development assistance (ODA) and the effects of climate change, speakers said this morning at the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation.
BUENOS AIRES, 20 March — Amid complex and rapidly evolving global challenges, the tried-and-tested platform of South-South cooperation — a system of exchanging knowledge and resources between developing countries — must play a prominent role in eradicating poverty and reducing gaping inequalities, participants stressed as the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) opened today.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation in Buenos Aires, Argentina, today:
Heads of State and Government, Cabinet Ministers and other senior officials, as well as representatives of civil society and the private and public sectors, will gather in Buenos Aires from 20 to 22 March for the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation.
The General Assembly today adopted a decision (document A/73/L.77) by which it accredited and invited organizations identified in a note by the Secretariat to participate as observers in the second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation, in accordance with resolution 71/318 of 28 August 2017.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks on United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, in New York today: