For information only – not an official document

12 September 2022

The Secretary-General

Message on United Nations
Day for South-South Cooperation

12 September 2022

In this era of unprecedented challenge and upheaval, solutions lie in solidarity.

South-South and triangular cooperation are critical for developing countries to mitigate and adapt to climate disruption, address the global health crisis, including COVID-19 recovery, and achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.  

It is important that Southern-led development solutions are shared far and wide.

South-South and triangular cooperation must play an ever-increasing role in resolving our common challenges. 

But that does not absolve the wealthier nations of their responsibilities to work constructively with the developing world, especially to reduce growing inequalities between and within nations.

As we commemorate the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, I encourage all nations and communities to redouble cooperation and build bridges to achieve an equitable and sustainable future for all.

* *** *