DUBAI, 2 NOVEMBER 2016 - The 2016 Global South-South Development Expo, South-South Cooperation: Enhancing innovation towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development held in Dubai from 31 Oct to 3 Nov, showcased successful Southern solutions to the complex challenges facing the South today.

During the expo, UNDP hosted a solution forum titled 'Research on SSC in the Context of the SDG.' Mr. Tegegnework Gettu, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator, launched four UNDP commissioned research studies produced by think tanks from the South. The studies aim to contribute and strengthen the global knowledge base on South-South and Triangular Cooperation. As public policy research, analysis and engagement organizations, think tanks 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 on domestic and international concerns. Thus, they can strategically champion the thought leadership on South-South and Triangular Cooperation.

During the forum, the lead authors of the studies discussed their findings and the potential contributions of South-South and Triangular Cooperation in implementing the 2030 Agenda.

All of the research findings aim to feed into global policy dialogues on South-South Cooperation, including the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA+40) in 2018.

To read the four publications, click on the links below:

Contact information

Information on SSC: Shams Banihani, email:;