UN South-South Cooperation Day 2020: Facts

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Initially observed on December 19, the date for the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation was moved to September 12 from 2011. It remembers the date when the UN General Assembly received a strategy in 1978. The day promotes and executes specialized cooperation among creating nations.

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In 1978 the UN General Assembly settled the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation. It was done to promote, facilitate and uphold South-South and three-sided participation on a worldwide level. Two local assistance habitats, one in Asia and one in Africa, uphold South-South cooperation.

Therefore in 2003, the General Assembly announced December 19 to be marked as this day. But, in 2011, the Assembly moved the date to September 12. It was hence done to check the date when it received the Buenos Aires Plan of Action. That was for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries.

The assembly asked all UN associations and different establishments to upgrade their endeavors. Utilization of South-South cooperation in planning, detailing, and actualizing their normal projects was to be done.

These associations were additionally approached to consider expanding different resource allotments to help South-South cooperation activities. Ongoing activities have been attached with the Tsunami relief ventures. As of late a quiet revolution has occurred among countries, such as, Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, South Africa, and Thailand.


The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation plans to raise individuals’ attention to the UN’s endeavors of specialized cooperation among creating nations. It additionally commends the monetary, social and political promotions.

It is a day for people and associations to concede to the significance of South-South cooperation. Hence, it supplements North-South cooperation, to help low-earning nations in accomplishing improvement objectives.

On this day political pioneers from various nations reaffirm their objectives in working with UN pioneers to reinforce ties on their promise. Also, speeches, activity plans, seminars or meetings, and press conferences are done. Educators in the territory of social or political theories may feature the day that deliver a familiarity with issues fixated on the occasion.

Observation amid Pandemic

This occasion expects to bring issues to light on how South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) can uphold the change of food frameworks. They assist country’s helpless farmers, while tending to COVID-19. Also, their related weaknesses and the requirements of the individuals as of now in danger of being deserted.

The occasion will likewise give a chance to the Rome-based food and farming organizations to recharge their responsibility to cooperate, supporting nations through SSTC.

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