The Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) was held in Buenos Aires in March 2019 on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the 1978 United Nations Conference on Technical Cooperation among developing countries, which adopted the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries. The overarching theme of the Conference was the “Role of South-South Cooperation and the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities.” The Outcome Document of the BAPA+40 Conference recognized the contribution of think tanks and research institutions to the improvement of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSC & TrC) practices and called on the United Nations entities to continue its engagement and support to these organizations in efforts to better understand the role and impact of SSC and TrC to successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
With this background, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) seek to organize a session bringing together think tank members from the South-South Global Thinkers initiative to discuss their reflection on the BAPA+40 outcome document. The session would do the following:
1. Share views and perspective on the BAPA+40 outcome document; and
2. exchange and propose research ideas and knowledge initiatives for the future that would be important for Southern Countries and development partners
For additional information regarding the event please find the concept note attached. For any further questions, please contact Shams Banihani at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nawra Mehrin at email@example.com