International Day for South-South Cooperation 2019 – To promote the Technical Corporation between the developing countries of the world, the United Nations marked September 12, 2019 to be celebrated as the International Day for South-South Cooperation 2019. If simply put, it is the exchange of techniques, resources and raw materials within the developing nations. If you are still confused about the term Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (BAPA), you can read about it from down below.
International Day for South-South Cooperation 2019
The International Day for South-South Cooperation 2019 reflects the fact that the Global South is making significant contributions to the global development. The another aim of the day is to help these developing countries make more advances in becoming developed entities and thus strengthen North-South cooperation.
Theme of International Day for South-South Cooperation 2019
The theme for the International Day for South-South Cooperation 2019 is ” Commitment to Action – Follow up to “Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (BAPA)”. It simply involves the actions and activities that include sharing knowledge and rising towards development goals. We will explain BAPA in detail further on in the article.
What is South – South Cooperation?
The origins of the South – South Cooperation dates back to the year 1955 when the first formation of SSC took place in the Asian-African conference in Indonesia. More than 29 Asian-African countries participated in the conference. Then eventually in the year 1978, the United Nations established a special unit who would work towards the South-South Cooperation. It is believed that this cooperation has worked towards creating a shift in the International balance of power.
Objectives of the South – South Cooperation
As stated, the South South Cooperation, works towards the sustainable economic growth for the concerned countries. Know about its objectives about the South – South Cooperation from down below.
- It aims to enhance the creative capacity of the developing nations.
- Identify and Analyse main development issues.
- Recognize the requirements of least developed countries and help them.
- Enable a greater degree of participation in developing countries.
- Wider access to available knowledge for developing countries
- Strengthen ties within the countries.
BAPA 40 +
Finally when in 1978, the United Nations adopted the “Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (BAPA). The term refers to a plan of action that was discussed and declared in an International Conference with 138 delegates in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina.2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Buenos Aires Plan which is why it also has been referred as BAPA 40 +.
The filing of the BAPA took five whole years to be completed because of the debates and crucial discussions that went in the resultant plan of action. The objections of the BAPA 40+ are as follows.
- Fostering the self reliance of developing countries.
- Pooling and Utilization of Technical Resources in between developing countries.
- Analyzing and identifying the main issues of development.
- Improving the effectiveness of the available resources.
- Improving the skills and absorbing technologies.
- Enabling developing countries to participate in International Economic activities.
- Improving communication among the developing countries.
International Day for South-South Cooperation 2020
The International Day for South-South Cooperation 2020 will be celebrated on the September 12, 2020 which is a Saturday, the theme for which has not yet been designated. The United Nations celebrate with debates and discussions regarding sustainable development of the yet to develop countries. Many countries and governments hold conferences on this day for investing in more skills.