The Government of Republic of Turkey will later this year host the ninth annual Global South-South Development Expo in Antalya from 27 to 30 November 2017. The EXPO is organized by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in conjunction with more than 20 UN agencies and other international partners.
The EXPO will bring together Government Ministers, Business Leaders, Experts and heads of international organizations and will run under the theme of “South-South Cooperation in the Era of Economic, Social and Environmental Transformation: Road to the 40th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA+40)”. The main aim of the Expo is to engage all development sectors, including the private sector and civil society, to scale up concrete Southern-grown initiatives to help achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The GSSD EXPO is a platform for showcasing and scaling up development initiatives while leveraging the complementary strengths of all institutional partners in addressing global and regional challenges. Since its launch in 2008, the GSSD EXPO has showcased 500+ Southern solutions, hosted 4,500+ development experts and practitioners, connected 150 countries, mobilized $15 million+ in partner financing, launched 15 South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives, and encouraged 30 UN partners to Deliver as One.
SESRIC, as an implementing partner of this year’s GSSD EXPO, aims to broaden its partnership with relevant national, regional and international organizations in development areas towards enhancing its role in the realization of OIC- 2025 Programme of Action and the Sustainable Development Goals. Additionally, SESRIC will coordinate the implementation of the thematic solution forum on “Women as Benefactors of Development through Social Entrepreneurship” to be held on 28 November 2017 as part of GSSD EXPO.
For more information about the EXPO, please visit:http://www.expo.unsouthsouth.org/
Global South-South Development Expo Programme (English)