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dc.coverage.spatialASIA AND THE PACIFIC
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-03T17:13:53Z
dc.date.available2022-08-03T17:13:53Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/4696
dc.description.abstractThe importance of South-South and triangular cooperation in international development cooperation has grown significantly. South-South cooperation has undergone a major transformation over the past sixty years since the Bandung Conference in 1955. The emergence of the middle-income developing countries as the new donors and technical assistance providers in the beginning of this millennium has reshaped the landscape of international development cooperation. Complementary to North-South cooperation, South-South and triangular cooperation have increasingly become important modalities for fostering development cooperation among developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. South-South and triangular cooperation have been identified as key modalities for delivering the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.<br><br> <p>Against this backdrop, through the UN General Assembly resolutions 71/318 and 71/2441 Member States decided to hold the second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (also called as BAPA+40) in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 20 to 22 March 2019. The resolution also encourages Member States to draw upon the outcomes of regional, sub-regional and sectoral United Nations meetings prior to this conference. To this end, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), and the Royal Thai Government are jointly organizing the Regional Consultation on SouthSouth Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific &ldquo;Towards the Buenos Aires Plan of Action 40th Anniversary&rdquo;, held on 27-29 June 2018 in Bangkok. In conjunction with this regional consultation, an inaugural roundtable of the Asia-Pacific Forum on South-South and Triangular Cooperation is also taking place, bringing together the heads of the development cooperation/South-South cooperation agencies of the developing countries in the region (DG Forum).</p> <p>In the preparation for the Regional Consultation, jointly with UNOSCC, ESCAP conducted a survey to map existing South-South and triangular cooperation modalities, institutions, policies, priorities, and channeling in the countries of the region. The countries that responded to the survey included Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Thailand, and Vietnam. The survey responses were supplemented by information on South-South cooperation initiatives from other countries in the region, such as China, India and Turkey, collected from secondary sources.</p> <p>The paper comprises three parts. The first part provides a brief overview of the history and evolution of South-South cooperation in the region. It also seeks find a common understanding of South-South cooperation. The second part key trends and modalities of South-South cooperation in the region. The last part covers the role of the United Nations and ESCAP and the conclusions and recommendations. The paper is intended to inform the DG Forum and stimulate discussion and further thinking in this regard.</p>
dc.format.extent16 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUN.ESCAP
dc.titleSouth-South cooperation in Asia and the Pacific - a brief overview
dc.typeText
dc.subject.unbistSOUTH-SOUTH RELATIONS
dc.subject.unbistTECHNICAL COOPERATION
escap.publisherPlaceBangkok
escap.doctypeWorking paper
escap.programmeOfWorkStrategy and Programme Management Division
escap.bibLevelMonographic component part
escap.link.internalLinkhttps://www.unescap.org/kp/2018/south-south-cooperation-asia-and-pacific-brief-overview
escap.contactPhone+66 2 288-1234
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitStrategy and Programme Management Division
dc.date.escap2008-06-21


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