2022 Global South-South Development Expo Report

August 4, 2023

Launched in 2008, the Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo is a global event organized by UNOSSC, in collaboration with Member States, United Nations agencies, private sector enterprises, civil society organizations and academic institutions. It is the only worldwide multi-stakeholder platform offered by the United Nations for systematic showcasing of development solutions at national, regional and global levels – as a direct response to the expressed interest and needs of stakeholders from the global South. It enables all development actors and stakeholders to showcase and scale up southern development solutions, celebrate South-South and triangular cooperation successes, share knowledge and lessons learned, and explore new avenues for collaboration, while contributing to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This report details the events and activities held on the occasion of the 2022 Global South-South Development Expo. Held in Bangkok, Thailand, between 12 and 14 September, the 2022 GSSD Expo was the first of its kind to be held in the Asia-Pacific region. It was also the first to feature a Virtual Exhibition Hall and to allow for hybrid participation, multiplying its reach and impact. Organized by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), it was co-hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Government of Thailand.