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:
- 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
- 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
- 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: Results ILO at BAPA+40