December 23 in 2003, the General Assembly adopted resolution 58/220, by which it decided to proclaim December 19 Day for South-South Cooperation of the United Nations (United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation). On this day, the General Assembly endorsed the Action Plan for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries, adopted in Buenos Aires.
An excerpt from the letter of the Secretary-General on the occasion of the Day for South-South Cooperation of the United Nations:
«In the era of globalization solutions for the challenges ahead, countries need to form new partnerships. Developing countries are pooling their human and material resources, and direct joint efforts to build a more just, equitable and democratic world.
To ensure that such efforts are unsuccessful, they must use all available resources at their disposal. In particular, they need to work on in the development process involving representatives of its diaspora scattered around the world. It should encourage these people, many of whom studied, worked and prospered in the North, to ensure that they carried their knowledge and skills in their countries of origin.
The problem of poverty in the countries of the South, largely due to an underutilization of and inappropriate allocation of resources rather than a lack of creativity or potential. Ensuring the exchange of ideas, knowledge and skills, developing countries are able to overcome these shortcomings and build on your strengths. They can encourage economic growth, promote job creation and ensure the promotion of their common agenda for development.
It has been 27 years since then, both at the Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries in Buenos Aires, voiced the idea of ??the need for South-South cooperation, however, the potential partnership on this line remains unrealized. However, recent events give all the more reason for optimism. "