2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Key Issues for BAPA+40: South-South Cooperation and the BAPA+40 Subthemes
Developing countries today face multiple interlinked macroeconomic, financial, climate, and development challenges. South-South cooperation is an important element for developing countries to meet these challenges individually and collectively, and in multilateral North-South dialogue and global governance. The overall theme of the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (40 years after the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promotion and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries/BAPA+40) is the “Role of South-South cooperation and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: challenges and opportunities”, with sub-themes. This research paper will present some concepts relating to South-South cooperation that have been developed by the South and the United Nations system, and looks at some issues that would be relevant to discussions that may be undertaken with respect to Subthemes (i) “Comparative advantages and opportunities of South-South cooperation”; (ii) “Challenges and the strengthening of the institutional framework of South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation”; and (iv) “Scaling up the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in support of South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation”. It concludes by providing recommendations for the consideration of developing countries in response to the various subthemes, as inputs to support the active engagement by developing countries in the negotiations for the BAPA+40 outcome document.
This update provides a snapshot of the publications and social media activities of the South Centre during the month of December 2018.
Stemming ‘Commercial’ Illicit Financial Flows & Developing Country Innovations in the Global Tax Reform Agenda
Illicit Financial Flows generated due to the commercial activities of multinational enterprises are quantitatively the most important challenge faced by developing countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Current efforts for stemming these illicit flows and reforming the international tax system are however being led by developed countries, with developing country interests poorly reflected in the reform agenda. This research paper highlights the tax issues of great priority for developing countries and how international tax cooperation can contribute to preventing such illicit flows.
Title: Regional Conference on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa to Achieve the 2030 Agenda
Date: 5-7 November 2018
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
Organizers: South Centre and ReAct Africa
Title: WTO Rules for Ensuring Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security: An SDG Compatibility Analysis
Date: 3 October 2018
Venue: The World Trade Organization, Geneva
Organizer: Third World Network (TWN) India, Bangladesh Krishok Federation, More and Better Network
Title: Brainstorming meeting in preparation of the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40)
Date: 12 September 2018
Venue: Room XXVI, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Organizers: The South Centre, The Group of 77 and China Geneva Chapter
This update provides a snapshot of the publications and social media activities of the South Centre during the month of July 2018.
Title: Side Event to the 71st World Health Assembly, on Access to Medicines: Overcoming Obstacles created by monopolies – Essential to UHC and the 2030 Agenda
Date: 25 May 2018
Venue: Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Organizers: Missions of Brazil, India, Morocco, Senegal, and Thailand, with the support of the South Centre
This update provides a snapshot of the activities of the Development, Innovation and Intellectual Property Programme during the month of May 2018.
Title: Second Annual Developing Country Forum for Cooperation in International Tax Matters
Date: 25-27 April 2018
Venue: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Organizers: The South Centre and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
Title: Rethinking Development in the Context of the 2030 Agenda – A South Centre interaction with developing country delegations on key issues and challenges ahead in the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the UNGA 72 session
Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017, 16:00-18:00
Venue: Conference Room D at the UN Headquarters, New York
Organizers: The South Centre
Title: The Inaugural Annual Forum on Developing Country Tax Policies and Cooperation for
Date: 30 November – 2 December 2016
Venue: Surabaya, Indonesia
Organizers: The South Centre and Indonesia