UN Day For South-South Cooperation On Wednesday

UN Day for South-South Cooperation on Wednesday

Like other parts of the globe, September 12 - the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation will be marked in Pakistan on Wednesday.

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Sep, 2018 ) :Like other parts of the globe, September 12 - the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation will be marked in Pakistan on Wednesday.

Observing the day is aimed at celebrating economic, social and political developments in developing countries, besides raising awareness about the UN's efforts to work on technical cooperation in that regard.

It is a time for individuals and organizations to agree on the importance of South-South cooperation, in complementing North-South cooperation, to support low-income countries in achieving development goals.

Originally observed on December 19, the date for the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation was moved to September 12 in 2011.

It commemorates the date when the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a plan of action in 1978 to promote and implement technical cooperation among developing countries.

In 1978, the UN General Assembly established the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation to promote, coordinate and support South-South and triangular cooperation on a global level.

Two regional service centers, one in Asia and one in Africa, support South-South cooperation by pooling resources and by offering different types of services.

In 2003, the General Assembly declared December 19 to be observed as the UN Day for South-South Cooperation.

But in 2011, the Assembly moved the date to September 12, to mark the date when it adopted the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries.

The Assembly urged all the UN organizations and other institutions to enhance their efforts to mainstream the use of South-South cooperation in designing, formulating, and implementing their regular programmes. The organizations were also asked to consider increasing various resource allocations to support South-South cooperation initiatives.

Recent initiatives have been tied with the Tsunami relief projects. In recent times a silent revolution has taken place among fast-track performers such as Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, South Africa, and Thailand.

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