Event Date/Time: Nov 22, 2010
End Date/Time: Nov 26, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
The Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) 2010 will be held at the International Labour Organization Headquarters from 22 â€“ 26 November 2010. (See link for event details - www.southsouthexpo.org). The GSSD Expo is designed as a concrete response to the strong commitment made by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Development Group Chair Helen Clark to help the Global South realize its shared aspirations for achieving sustainable and equitable development through the sharing and transfer of Southern-grown development solutions. This year, we would like to encourage both individuals and organizations to register to the GSSD Expo and nominate solutions in five thematic areas: (1) Food Security; (2) Climate Change & Environment; (3) Global Health; (4) HIV/AIDS; and (5) Social Protection & Decent Work. Through our collective action, the GSSD Expo can offer successful and scalable development solutions to the broader community and achieve progress realizing the shared goal of sustainable and equitable development.
The GSSD Expo enables developing countries and their development partners - including donor agencies, organizations of the United Nations system, and private-sector and civil society organizations â€“ to collaborate and showcase their evidence-based South-South development solutions. It provides a powerful platform for Southern development actors to celebrate successes, share knowledge and lessons learned, explore new avenues for collaboration and initiate new collaborative efforts towards achieving the objectives set forth in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other internationally agreed development goals. In addition, the GSSD Expo facilitates the forging of innovative and inclusive partnerships for South-South cooperation, including triangular and public-private partnerships. Since its inception in 2008, the GSSD Expo has featured contributions from hundreds of partner countries, United Nations agencies, private sector enterprises and civil society organizations - and over 100 Southern development solutions relevant to achieving the MDGs have been showcased.
For further information, please contact the Secretariat:
Special Unit for South-South Cooperation
United Nations Development Programme
304 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017
Website: www.southsouthexpo.org or www.gssdexpo.org