The twenty first century has witnessed a dramatic global transformation and brought new, unprecedented and increasingly complex threats and challenges to which the international community responds with strengthened efforts and measures addressing the socio-economic development needs of our peoples, develops and put into practice new mechanisms and constructive patters of collaboration. The UN Member States agreed on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); adopted measures to mobilize financial resources for development; forged innovative partnerships; launched concrete schemes towards achieving MDGS, including

South-South and Triangular arrangements; took collective steps to develop a post-2015 framework and agreed at the RIO+20 Conference to formulate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to produce a new Sustainable Development Agenda.

It is in such a context and in order to support the efforts of the UN Member States, to congregate various mechanisms and initiatives, and to bring a valuable contribution to the implementation of the UN objectives including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sustainable Development Agenda, and South-South and Triangular Cooperation, SS-SCSD has been created.

Advancing sustainable
development around
the world