10th September 2021, International South South Cooperation Day.

To highlight the importance of South-South cooperation and to mark the day in 1978 when the United Nations Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries adopted the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (A/C.2/66/L.48), the General Assembly proclaimed 12 September as the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation.

During the commemoration of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, participants were invited to discuss the role of South-South cooperation as an important element of their strategies towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including considerations of challenges and opportunities offered by the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

There had been proposed two virtual sessions, oriented to know and discuss towards successful projects of the South-South Cooperation in the Caribbean, Central America,South America, Asian South-east and Africa, which have contributed directly to the social and economic recovery of the countries in the frame of the Action’s decade for the implementation of the 2030  Agenda.

Sessions were organized as workshops and case study discussions. These covered topic related to Digital Transformation, Reduction of risks and disasters in Central America, virtual court. On this occasion, the ILO SSC were represented by Ms. Angelica Munoz, ILO Consultant, SSC expert. Angelica has moderated the session on The work of CEMEX towards the reduction of risks in disasters in Central America. The session has discussed on the participant project and why these are considered as good practices, the reason this participant decided to share their knowledge through a SSC project and the learning from these exchange session.