Conference Report: Workshop for South-South Cooperation Providers: Preparing for the Mexico High Level Meeting on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
South-South cooperation (SSC) providers have expressed on numerous occasions a need for more opportunities to meet together before large international conferences to discuss and debate the issues among themselves and develop a stronger Southern voice.
In response to this demand, and requests from South-South cooperation provider countries for more information on the first Mexico High Level Meeting (HLM) on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) in April 2014, UNDP China and the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Development Cooperation (CAITEC) co-hosted a workshop for government and civil society representatives of 11 SSC provider countries, in Beijing on 24-25 March 2014. The objective of the Beijing workshop was to offer SSC providers an opportunity to prepare for, share views on, and debate topics to be discussed at the HLM.
This report outlines the workshop’s key discussions such as participants’ inputs on the HLM Communiqué, and what issues SSC providers wanted to discuss in Mexico in the context of the HLM themes.