UN platforms for South-South Cooperation
Ines Tofalo on behalf of Yiping Zhou, Director, and Francisco Simplicio, Division Cｈｉｅf
Special Unit for South-South Cooperation 8 /10/2012
The Special Unit for South-South Cooperation (SU/SSC) was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1978, via the Buenos Aires Plan of Action. ď ą
Hosted in UNDP, its primary mandate is to promote, coordinate and support SS and triangular cooperation on a Global and UN system-wide basis.
Governing body: UNGA High Level Committee on SSC. 17th session decision is renaming to UN Office for SSC.
Cooperation Framework approved by the Executive Board-- objective: the establishment of a multilateral support architecture for SSC.
The multilateral support architecture: SS Policy Space GSSD Academy GSSD Expo South-South Assets and Technology Exchange
What is the Role of the UN system supporting SSC?
- Convener/promoter: bring actors together, encourage dialogue, facilitate consensus building and coordination. - Broker: match offer and demand for experiences, expertise and technology. - Partnership builder: facilitate inclusive partnership and strategies. Mobilize resources and engage relevant expertise. - Intelligence gathering, analysis: Compile and analyze data, report trends and provide support and continuity to intergovernmental decisions.
South-South Policy : Intergovernmental Processes (HLC for SSC of the UNGA, UN Conference for SSC)
UN system SG Report Publications
(South Report, Outreach: Southern Innovator)
GSSD Academy facilitates access to Southern develop ment solutions and expertise. - Identify,
documen solutions with t andquality assurance through peer-review processes. catalogue - Sharing Innovative Experiences/ Solution Center: Southern
- WIDE: Create, maintain and federate rosters of experts - SSC Training materials (e-module, how-to handbook) - Thematic institutes (linked to centers of excellence in the South) - Fund Management (IBSA, PGTF, SSTF)
How can the GSSD Academy support SSC to Promote Governance Approaches for Citizen Security? Current activities include: GSSD Academy is supporting response to SG Report on Civilian Capacity in the Aftermath of Conflict: 5 identified gap areas: Safety and Security, Justice, Inclusive Political Processes, Core Governance Functionality, Economic Revitalization).
How can the GSSD Academy support SSC to Promote Governance Approaches for Citizen Security?
WIDE Roster Platform is powering rosters of experts on these gap areas built by: OAS, Resdal, UN Mediation Support Unit – and we welcome new partners!
Discussion paper, in partnership with OGC and workshop participants, inspired by debates of this conference.
Fund Management â€“projects in portfolio IBSA Fund: Solid Waste Collection as a Tool to Reduce Violence in Haiti.
Reduction of urban violence through community organization around the labor-intensive process of waste management.
GSSD Expo: Showcases Southern-grown development solutions
Annual Event: 2012 Renewable energy and Climate Change
- DG Meeting and Leaders Roundtable bring together South-South Cooperation leaders for collaboration and exchange of solutions - Solution Exchange Forums (thematic) presentation and discussion of solutions - Solutions Exhibition Floor display and interaction - Launching of New Initiatives and Partnerships - Solutions Matching (with SS-GATE support)
SS-GATE: A network of virtual and physical venues where entrepren eurs, CSO, and - Public listing of quality solutions and Southern technologies (web), governme - Assistance to solution seekers, nts can - Mentoring for access to funding.
SU/SSC welcomes your partnership: -Contributing to SSC policy space; -Documenting, peer-reviewing and disseminating Southern solutions and expertise, rostering talent; -Showcasing Southern solutions, or -Transferring southern technologies.