The South Centre, the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the ILO organised a meeting for all Permanent Missions to the United Nations Office and to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other International Organizations in Geneva. The meeting briefed the participants about the process, the main issues which were deliberated during the negotiation, the views expressed and the outcome of the BAPA+40 conference. The main actions that could be implemented to further promote SSC as well as triangular cooperation for the purpose of the attainment of the 2030 Agenda of sustainable development were also discussed, bearing in mind that though SSC has been recognized as an important element of international cooperation for development; it is a complement to, not a substitute for, North-South cooperation. Lastly, the meeting was also a platform to exchange ideas and share views, among members of the Geneva diplomatic circle, development agencies, other institutions and stakeholders regarding the future direction for SSC and triangular cooperation and the main challenges to be faced.
The meeting was held in the Room XIV, Palais de Nations, Geneva, on Tuesday, 23rd May 2019.
See the event concept note, agenda and photos here:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Aan5I1sN2zQZHe6L9DVlJNTXmODRxDW6