Third High-Level Forum on South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Development: South-South Cooperation, ICT and Financing for Sustainable Development

Hong Kong, April 13, 2014

The South-South Steering Committee for Sustainable Development’s (SS-SCSD) third annual High-Level Forum on South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Development took place in Hong Kong under the theme, “South-South Cooperation, ICT, and Financing for Sustainable Development.” Ambassadors, UN officials, high-level government officials, and members of the private sector convened to discuss the role of South-South and triangular cooperation for development.

The forum was supported by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN), and the International Organization for South-South Cooperation (IOSSC). It featured contributions from government and United Nations officials, ministers, ambassadors, development experts and global business icons in the spirit of public-private partnership and multi-stakeholder collaboration.

The forum added to the ongoing work of SS-SCSD as it continues to promote the cause of South-South Cooperation, ICT, and financing for development. The outcome of the forum will contribute to the General Assembly’s high-level event on the importance of South-South, triangular cooperation and ICT for development later this spring.