Report on ILO’s activities at BAPA+40

The Second High-level United Conference on South-South cooperation (BAPA+40) has been a great success to mark the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA)- the first SSTC framework, 41 years ago by 138 Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Global South.

The crucial role of South-South cooperation in the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been reaffirmed with the adoption of a conference outcome document by the representatives of 160 countries. This outcome document called for a stepped-up collaboration against the backdrop of resource constraints and a shifting geopolitical landscape, focusing on the need to enhance capacity-building in developing countries and a more holistic and coherent approach to sustainable development that involves all stakeholders.

The ILO has actively participated in the BAPA+40. Its delegation to the conference has achieved the following objectives:

  1. To support the organisation of the ILO Side Events “BAPA+40: The Future of Work, Youth Employment and South-South Cooperation on the 21 March 2019
  2. To support the side event organised by the ILO Regional Office: “Regional Initiative: Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour” on the 21 March 2019
  3. To represent the ILO and participate in main and side events on employment and future of work-related issues organised by different agencies during the conference.

For further detail of the ILO’s activities during the conference, please download the following report: Report on ILO’s activities at BAPA+40