2023 Report of the UN Secretary-General on the State of South-South Cooperation

September 6, 2023

The present report is submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 77/185, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report on the state of South-South cooperation. The report highlights global challenges and emerging issues and trends in South-South and triangular cooperation. It also provides an assessment of progress in implementing the recommendations contained in the Buenos Aires outcome document of 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 in 2022 to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The report also contains an analysis of progress in implementing the United Nations system-wide strategy on South-South and triangular cooperation for sustainable development, 2020–2024, during the reporting period. The report concludes with recommendations on ways to further enhance the contribution of South-South and triangular cooperation to accelerating progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.