South-South Cooperation involves a broad cooperation framework between developing countries in the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technological fields.
Over the past few decades, it has enabled our countries to associate on horizontal, mutually beneficial conditions in order to share knowledge and build capacity in a broad range of fields, including agriculture, the environment, health, human rights, and science and technology.
In addition to being one of the major cooperating partners from Latin America and the Caribbean, Argentina has provided support and played a leading role in this process since the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (BAPA).
The international community has now entrusted Argentina with leading the global debate on South-South Cooperation, by choosing it as the host country for the Second United Nations High-Level Conference on South-South Cooperation, which will be held in Buenos Aires on 20-22 March 2019. According to General Assembly Resolution 71/318, the Conference:
- will be held at the highest possible level, including Heads of State and Government.
- will consist of plenary meetings; interactive panel discussions on the sub-themes; and a closing plenary meeting.
- will result in a concise, focused, forward-looking and action-oriented intergovernmentally agreed outcome.
Argentina is working actively to ensure that the Second United Nations High-Level Conference on South-South Cooperation highlights and enhances the contribution by all actors to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through South-South Cooperation. In a complex international context, our country seeks to strengthen multilateralism and cooperation among countries in furtherance of growth and development.