High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation – 20th session

New York, 4 Jun 2021 – IDA virtual attendance. The 20th session of the High-level Committee (HLC) on South-South Cooperation will meet on 1-4 June 2021 to review progress made in implementing the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, the new directions strategy for South-South cooperation, the Nairobi outcome document of the High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation and the Buenos Aires outcome document of the second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40). An organizational meeting preceded the twentieth session on 11 May 2021.
The HLC on South-South Cooperation, the main policymaking body on South-South cooperation (SSC) in the United Nations system  is responsible for:
reviewing the progress made in implementing the tasks entrusted to the United Nations development system in the Buenos Aires Plan of Action;
ensuring that efforts to strengthen technical cooperation among developing countries (TCDC) are sustained within the United Nations development system;
supporting new policies and innovative approaches to further the development of TCDC;
considering the availability of financial resources and their effective use by the United Nations development system, without prejudice to existing programmes; and
ensuring coordination of the promotional and operational TCDC activities of the United Nations development system.

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