The Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) is the only Expo solely from the South and for the South. It showcases successful Southern-grown development solutions (SDSs) addressing the need to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
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UNAIDS and UNOSSC Pursue the Goal of a Healthier Future
Athletes competing in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games met today with UN officials, Chinese government leaders, National Olympic Committee members, medical researchers and business leaders to discuss strategies for creating a healthier future for young people.
04 August 2014
WACAP Lakeside Exhibition, Geneva, Switzerland
The World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty, an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme that groups more than 900 cities into a worldwide network that is committed to improving urban livelihoods, has launched an outdoor exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland on the theme of making cities cleaner and safer, more resilient and sustainable, more affordable, accessible and livable for all.
The growing trend among Southern countries to look not only to reducing poverty within their own borders but also to raise the development prospects of other developing countries is exhibited across a range of countries, including strong emerging economies and other South-South pivotal countries.
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
Developmentally-focused South-South flows of finance, technology, and know-how must be recognized and further encouraged as an increasingly important dimension of development co-operation..
Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Some of the most extraordinary answers and solutions to environmental sustainability and sustainable development in the 21st century are today emerging from the South. The Expo is an opportunity to showcase these catalytic and forward-looking projects, transformations and ideas that can underpin a transition towards an inclusive Green Economy for over seven billion people..
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations
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Songhai Regional Centre of Excellence
Songhai is an innovative Institution, an integrated system of development which is quite a unique one. It is not just the usual training, technology transfer or production model. This innovative institution has four components: ...more
Benazir Housing Technology - UNDP GEP SGP
UNDP entered into a co-financing agreement with the Peoples Housing Cell, Government of Sindh to replicate the UNDP GEF SGP’s Energy Efficient Disaster Resistant ‘Benazir’ Model House.
Progresa/Oportunidades: A conditional cash transfer programme
Progresa/Oportunidades is a conditional cash transfer scheme for education and health that directly benefi ts over fi ve million families (22% of the total population). Led by Mexico’s Federal Government, this cost effective social programme has spurred economic growth, reduced poverty and inequalities and increasing enrolment and school attendance.
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Strategic Framework 2014-2017 Approved for United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
The Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Services ...more
SS-GATE: Mobilizing New Partnerships for Capacity Building in the LDCs
In partnership with the Republic of Benin and the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS),
Widening Local Development Pathways
There is an urgent need to find new development pathways that encourage creativity and innovation in the pursuit of inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth and development
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