Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40)

When :

from Wednesday 20 March, 2019
to Saturday 23 March, 2019

Type of event :

Meeting by Member States or Institutions

Where :

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Second high-level United Nations conference on South-South cooperation (BAPA+40) will be hosted by Argentina in Buenos Aires from 20 - 22 March 2019, with the overarching theme of “The role of South-South cooperation and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Challenges and opportunities”. It is anticipated that a key outcome of the Conference will be a concise, focused, forward-looking and action-oriented intergovernmentally agreed outcome document that will chart the way forward on South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation.
On the margins of BAPA+40, UNESCO, in partnership with the University of Buenos Aries (UBA) will host three side events showcasing how South-South and Triangular Cooperation is being promoted through UNESCO’s network of Biosphere Reserves, the rule of law, and through a dedicated regional forum which focuses on promoting the right to science and access to knowledge in Latin America and the Caribbean. The objective is to further scale up these innovative South-South Cooperation initiatives through expanding UNESCO’s multi-stakeholder partnerships to accelerate progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.

A signing ceremony for UNESCO South-South Cooperation projects, funded through the UN-India Development Fund, will be held immediately after the Biosphere Reserve Event.

In addition, the International Science, Technology & Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC), a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO, will co-organize an event on “A Glimpse of the Future South-South and Triangular Cooperation - Asia-Pacific’s Contribution in Science, Technology and Innovation”, together with Access to Information (a2i) (Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC).

Contact: Clare Stark,, for more information