Argentina hosted the Second United Nations (UN) Conference on South-South Cooperation, otherwise known as BAPA+40 from the 20 to 22 March 2019. The conference marked the 40th anniversary of the ground-breaking UN Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries that was held in 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Under the theme Role of South-South cooperation and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Challenges and opportunities, the BAPA+40 conference took place in a global context of an evolved development landscape, very different to that of the 1978 BAPA conference.
BAPA+40 presented a crucial opportunity for reflection and review of South-South cooperation (SSC), including the role of SSC in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, the role of partnerships among all stakeholders to SSC and reviewing the trends in SSC and triangular cooperation including progress and challenges to implementation of SSC by partners.
Focusing on the outcome document emerging from the BAPA+40 conference, this dialogue will reflect on key takeaways from the BAPA+40 Conference, highlighting the evolution, comparative advantages and shared experiences of countries engaging in South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation. What now after the BAPA+40 conference? What is the African position in relation to the BAPA+40 outcome document? What is the Global South’s conceptualisation of SSC beyond BAPA+40?
Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Time: 09h00 for 09h30
Venue: Sierra Burgers Park Hotel, CNR Lilian Ngoyi and Minnaar Street, Pretoria
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