UNOSSC launches digital tool to support South-South digital co-operation

Prior to the Second High-level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation 20-22 March 2019, UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) launched ‘South-South Galaxy’ which is a global knowledge sharing and partnership platform that helps developing countries connect, learn, and collaborate with potential partners digitally. The digital tool further aims at bringing together other initiatives and tools developed by UN agencies in one platform for better access and navigation. ‘The Galaxy project will place in a single digital space all the great experiences of South-South cooperation. We are talking about the best cases, the best opportunities to establish contacts and partnerships”, said Special Envoy of the Secretary General, and Director of the UNOSSC Jorge Chediek. Additionally, on the same day, the UNOSSC published the South-South Cooperation an a Digital World – 2018 Annual Report in South-South Cooperation report which tackles digital industries in the Global South through examining prospects that influence them and possible areas of co-operation between Southern countries in this regard. It further explores how digital technologies can support trade and inclusive finances in developing countries.