Regional Consultation on South-South Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

27-29 June 2018, Bangkok

A Regional Consultation on South-South Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific will be held from 27 to 29 June 2018 at the UN Headquarters in Bangkok. This meeting is an important regional process in preparation for the second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation, known as BAPA+40 Conference, to be held in Buenos Aires, Republic of Argentina, from 20 to 22 March 2019.

Jointly organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the Government of Thailand, the Consultation will provide countries with a platform to review South-South Cooperation trends, challenges and opportunities as well as share their experiences. Participants will also review ways to leverage multi-stakeholder ­partnerships and how innovation can be brought about in implementing South-South Cooperation in the future.

The Consultation will take place in the context of scaling up South-South Cooperation in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An inaugural meeting of a Regional Forum of Director-Generals for South-South Cooperation will take place on the sidelines of the Consultative meeting.

What: Regional Consultation on South-South Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific
Who: Mr. Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Executive Secretary, ESCAP
Mr. Jorge Chediek, Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation and Director, UNOSSC
H.E. Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand
Where: UN Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Ave, Bangkok, Thailand
When: 27-29 June 2018

Media highlights
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
09:00 - 09:30 High-level opening session
09:30 - 09:45 Photo opportunity and press encounter (TBC)
09:45 - 10:15 Inauguration of the exhibition on ‘Good practices for the South-South cooperation’ and exhibition tour
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