The High Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation

The General Assembly decided, by resolution 64/1 of 6 October 2009, that the Conference is to be held “at the highest possible level”. It will have the overarching theme of “Promotion of South-South Cooperation for Development” and will consist of plenary meetings and interactive multi-sector stakeholder round tables on two sub-themes: (i) Strengthening of the role of the United Nations system in supporting South-South and triangular cooperation; and (ii) South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Development: complementarities, specificities, challenges and opportunities”.

The Conference is the outcome of a United Nations decision to convene such a conference on the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among developing countries (TCDC).

All States of the United Nations system, as well as intergovernmental organizations with observer status with the United Nations General Assembly and United Nations specialized agencies and other entities of the United Nations system, have been invited by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to participate in the Conference.

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United Nations South-South Cooperation
Documents and Reports
Media Clippings
Secretariat News
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Substantive Arrangements
* Outcome Document has been released.
Logistical Arrangements
* The Secretariat has released an Information Note for the Conference, which provides a comprehensive, detailed summary of information participants will need. Participants are urged to review this Note to assist in making their arrangements.
* Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed UNDP Administrator Helen Clark to represent him at the Conference and serve as its Secretary-General.
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