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South-South cooperation offers path out of pandemic

South-South cooperation offers path out of pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic has rolled back progress in development but collaboration between countries of the Global South could help get the world back on track. 

This exchange of technology and skills is known as South-South cooperation, and triangular cooperation, when supported by developed countries or partner agencies. 

The UN’s High-Level Committee on South-South Cooperation met this week to examine how the process can help accelerate recovery from the pandemic and achieve a more sustainable future for all. 

Dima Al-Khatib is the recently appointed Director of the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), which is hosted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). 

She spoke to UN News’s Dianne Penn about some of the key issues discussed at the meeting, including the need for increased funding. 

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