Editorial: South-South Cooperation .. From Commitment to Action

South–South Cooperation is a term historically used by policymakers and academics to describe the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge between developing countries.
In the past, South-South cooperation focused on sharing knowledge and building capacities, but the countries of the Global South and new financial institutions have recently also become increasingly active in development finance.
South-South Cooperation Programmes have proved effective in terms of job creation, infrastructure and trade promotion in the South.
These programmes seek to promote a broad framework for cooperation among developing countries and provide a complementary model for the traditional relationship between donors and recipients.
The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation aims to raise people’s awareness of the UN’s efforts to work on technical cooperation among developing countries.
On this day political leaders from different countries reaffirm their goals in working with UN leaders to reinforce or strengthen ties on their commitment to South-South cooperation in developing countries.
This can be done through speeches, action plans, special seminars or conferences or press announcements.
Educators in the area of social or political sciences may highlight the day through classroom activities that bring forth an awareness of issues centered on the event.
The global economic backdrop is witnessing rapid change in terms of international cooperation in order to promote mutual economic growth among the nations.
This cooperation in the fields of knowledge exchange and technology transfer among southern economies of the world is growing in both incidence and intricacy.
It increasingly comprises of extending economic support as well as cooperation in the fields of wellbeing, training, communication, research, and development.
The participating countries suggest concrete solutions, provide adequate awareness, offer guidance and contribute in joint activities.
We urge our transitional government to work out a plan to benefit as much as possible from the South-South Cooperation programmes, considering that the international community in general commended the change in Sudan which will lead to receiving all kinds of assistance to utilize its rich resources to the maximum, bearing in mind that the theme of this year is (From Commitment to Action).

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