2022 Report of the UN Secretary-General on the State of South-South Cooperation

September 8, 2022

The present report is submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 76/221, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to prepare a comprehensive report on the state of South-South cooperation. It highlights the follow-up to the second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation, in particular the numerous initiatives undertaken by the United Nations development system in support of South-South and triangular cooperation for sustainable development in 2021 and the intensified search for multilateral solutions to global crises to fulfill the promises of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also provides an analysis of progress in implementing the United Nations system-wide strategy on South-South and triangular cooperation for sustainable development, 2020–2024, during 2021.

The report contains recommendations on ways to further enhance the contribution of South-South and triangular cooperation to accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.