The 21st session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation was convened 30 May to 2 June 2023 to review progress made in implementing the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries, the New Directions Strategy for South-South cooperation, the Nairobi outcome document of the High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation and the Buenos Aires outcome document of the second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40). The Thematic Discussion of this session focused on “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through South-South and triangular cooperation”.
Within this framework, the International Labour Organization participated through the Emerging and Special Partnerships Unit. During the Committee’s general debate, Anita Amorim, Head of this Unit, made a presentation in which she highlighted the ILO’s achievements in South-South and triangular cooperation, recognizing the immense value of sharing experiences, knowledge and resources among the countries of the Global South. Over the past twenty years, the ILO has facilitated numerous partnerships, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing among member States.
Ms. Amorim also pointed out the achievements made as a result of partnerships between the ILO and different groups of governments, including the BRICS, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
To access the speech presented by Ms. Amorim, click here.