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High-level Opening Ceremony - Global South-South Development Expo 2018 (28-30 November 2018)
28 Nov 2018 -  Opening Ceremony - Global South-South Development Expo 2018
List of Speakers:
Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General
H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés - President of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly
H.E. Ambassador Hany Selim, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Department for International Cooperation for Development
Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mr. Jorge Chediek, Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation and Director of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)


The annual Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo), will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 28 to 30 November, 2018. Organized by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in collaboration with United Nations agencies and other partners, the GSSD Expo will strategically engage all development actors, including the private sector, civil society, academic and philanthropic organizations, to scale up concrete Southern-grown initiatives to help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This year marks 10 years since the GSSD Expo’s inception in 2008. Since then, the GSSD Expo has featured thousands of documented best practices from Member States, the United Nations system, private-sector enterprises and civil society organizations. It provides a powerful platform for all development actors and stakeholders to showcase Southern development solutions, celebrate South-South and triangular cooperation successes, share knowledge and lessons learned, explore new avenues for collaboration, and initiate new partnership efforts.
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