United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), hosted by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1974, was established by the UN General Assembly with a mandate to advocate for and harmonize South-South and triangular cooperation on a global basis. The main normative body on South-South cooperation (SSC) is the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation (HLCSSC). SSC is an association among countries of the South in political, environmental and technical domains. Triangular cooperation is an alliance in which benefactor countries and joint organizations assist South-South initiatives through numerous stipulations, like that of funding, training, and management.

The encompassing objective of the HLCSSC is to reinforce the Members of the Cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as the annihilation of poverty and all its manifestations, and to promote gender equality. This is collectively being done by the UNOSSC and the HLC to achieve the 2030 Agenda, which requires cooperation to achieve sustainable development.


Reassessing the United Nations system-wide strategy on South-South and triangulation cooperation for sustainable development.