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Today is the Day South-South cooperation UN

December 19 2007

23 December 2003 the General Assembly adopted resolution 58/220, which decided to declare 19 December Day of South-South Cooperation of the United Nations. On this day, the General Assembly endorsed the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries said

Excerpt from the message of Secretary-General on the occasion of South-South Cooperation of the United Nations:

"In an era of globalization to address the challenges ahead, countries need to forge new partnerships. Developing countries are already pooling their human and material resources and direct collaborative efforts to build a more just, equitable and democratic world.

To ensure that such efforts succeed, they must use all available resources at their disposal. In particular, they should work on the involvement in the process of development of the representatives of its diaspora, scattered across the globe. Should encourage these people, many of whom have studied, worked and achieved prosperity in the North, to ensure that they carried their knowledge and skills to their countries of origin.

The problem of poverty in the South is largely due to gaps in full use and misallocation of resources, not lack of creativity or potential. Ensuring the exchange of ideas, knowledge and skills, developing countries can overcome these drawbacks and enhance their strengths. They can encourage economic growth, stimulate job creation and seek to promote their common agenda for development.

It took 27 years since the Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries in Buenos Aires, voiced the idea of the need for South-South cooperation, but the potential of partnerships in this line still remains unfulfilled. Nevertheless, recent events give all the more reason for optimism. "


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