The 2018 GSSD Expo is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 28 to 30 November 2018. The GSSD Expo is an annual event organized by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in its capacity as the UN General-Assembly mandated UN system-wide and global coordinator for South-South and triangular cooperation. The GSSD Expo engages all development actors, including member states governments, UN agencies, IGOs, CSOs, the private sector, academic and philanthropic organizations, to strategically showcase and scale-up concrete Southern-grown development solutions and initiatives for sustainable development.

The 2018 GSSD Expo will be one of the last major opportunities for stakeholders to come up with evidence-based policy dialogues and knowledge discussions before the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) scheduled to take place in Buenos Aries March 2019. The theme of the 2018 GSSD Expo is Showcasing Institutions Supporting South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Preparation for BAPA”. Thematic discussions of 2018 GSSD Expo will include South-South Cooperation in poverty eradication, livelihood recovery, youth entrepreneurship, innovative financing mechanisms, peace and development, health, green growth, sustainable cities, impact assessment, private sector investments, etc.

The High-level Panel on Youth Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development through South-South Cooperation at the GSSD Expo 2018 aims to showcase achievements and good practices of the partners in promoting youth entrepreneurship for sustainable societies, resilient and safe communities.  It will also create a space for new/innovative partnership initiatives and ideas supporting entrepreneurship opportunities among youth on global, regional and national levels. Ministerial panelists from SSTC partnering countries will share multi-stakeholder partnership initiatives and led by countries and supported UN agencies, IGOs and private sector partners.

Youth4South (Y4S): Advanced Youth Leadership Programme of the UNOSSC, was launched in Nov 2017 in partnership with FC-SSC, IFAD, UNFPA, FK Norway, CISSCA, targets cross-cutting topics of agriculture, rural development, reproductive health and entrepreneurship. Its aim is to develop capacities of established young leaders from developing countries with knowledge, tools and networks offered by South-South and triangular cooperation for exchanges and scaling up of home-grown solutions. Y4S aligns its thematic focus with targeted thematic areas of the United Nations’ Youth 2030 Strategy.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the 2018 GSSD Expo and witness one of the largest showcases of South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives. This is a great opportunity to connect with hundreds of delegates, UN specialists, national policy-makers, civil society and private sector representatives.

Registration is now open at: and the deadline to register is 15th November 2018 at 11:59 pm (New York time).

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