Global coalition of think tank networks for South-South cooperation

Launch of the 2013 Latin America Human Development Report
Launch of the 2013 Latin America Human Development Report, ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations, New York. Photo: Fabrice Grover / UNDP

 

UNDP and the UN Office for South-South Co-operation (UNOSSC) have launched the “South-South Global Thinkers: The Global Coalition of Think Tank Networks for South-South Cooperation”. This is a joint effort to draw on the high-quality expertise of existing think tank networks and research institutes and develop a knowledge platform for South-South Cooperation research and policy dialogues. The research, knowledge and policy advocacy generated under this initiative aims to inform global policy dialogues on South-South and triangular Cooperation, including the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA+40) and other intergovernmental mechanisms on South-South cooperation.

Knowledge gaps and uneven access to solutions and resources are major obstacles hindering progress and the full realization of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation potential and its impact on sustainable development. The think tanks from the Global South in collaboration with the North can play a vital role in the political and policy arenas at the local, national, and global levels and assist governments in understanding and making informed choices about issues of domestic and international concerns.

South-South and Triangular Cooperation has increasingly demonstrated its contribution to development results through a variety of flexible cooperation modalities, including knowledge exchanges, technology transfers, financing, trade facilitation, peer support, and neighbourhood initiatives, as well as countries forming common development agendas and seeking collective solutions.

Knowledge gaps and uneven access to solutions and resources are major obstacles hindering progress and the full realization of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation potential and its impact on sustainable development. The think tanks from the Global South in collaboration with the North can play a vital role in the political and policy arenas at the local, national, and global levels and assist governments in understanding and making informed choices about issues of domestic and international concerns.

South-South and Triangular Cooperation has increasingly demonstrated its contribution to development results through a variety of flexible cooperation modalities, including knowledge exchanges, technology transfers, financing, trade facilitation, peer support, and neighbourhood initiatives, as well as countries forming common development agendas and seeking collective solutions.

UNDP and the UN Office for South-South Co-operation (UNOSSC) have launched the “South-South Global Thinkers: The Global Coalition of Think Tank Networks for South-South Cooperation”. This is a joint effort to draw on the high-quality expertise of existing think tank networks and research institutes and develop a knowledge platform for South-South Cooperation research and policy dialogues. The research, knowledge and policy advocacy generated under this initiative aims to inform global policy dialogues on South-South and triangular Cooperation, including the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA+40) and other intergovernmental mechanisms on South-South cooperation.

Knowledge gaps and uneven access to solutions and resources are major obstacles hindering progress and the full realization of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation potential and its impact on sustainable development. The think tanks from the Global South in collaboration with the North can play a vital role in the political and policy arenas at the local, national, and global levels and assist governments in understanding and making informed choices about issues of domestic and international concerns.

South-South and Triangular Cooperation has increasingly demonstrated its contribution to development results through a variety of flexible cooperation modalities, including knowledge exchanges, technology transfers, financing, trade facilitation, peer support, and neighbourhood initiatives, as well as countries forming common development agendas and seeking collective solutions.

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