81. South-South Cooperation for Development: Framework of Operational Guidelines on United Nations Support to South-South and Triangular Cooperation – Note by the Secretary-General

The present note by the Secretary-General containing the framework of operational guidelines on South-South and triangular cooperation provides priority actions and performance indicators for United Nations organizations and agencies, including regional commissions, towards mainstreaming their support for South-South and triangular cooperation at the global, regional and national levels. It also suggests sectoral, cross-border thematic areas where the benefits of South-South interventions could be optimized. The note builds and expands on the previously established Revised Guidelines for the Review of Policies and Procedures concerning Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries. For these cooperations to have their intended impact, it is necessary to improve overall system-wide policy frameworks, governance, coordination, structures, mechanisms and dedicated resources. As a living document, the guidance note presents a common, practical and flexible approach to enable the future incorporation of lessons learned and best practices. The guidance note is addressed to policymakers and development practitioners working in United Nations funds, programmes, specialized agencies and regional commissions at the global, regional and country levels, especially those responsible for South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives. (Link)


United Nations. 2012. South-South Cooperation for Development: Framework of Operational Guidelines on United Nations Support to South-South and Triangular Cooperation – Note by the Secretary-General. High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation. 31 p.

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