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(Part 1, 1st plenary meeting) UN Conference on South-South Cooperation - BAPA 40
20 Mar 2019 -  Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA +40), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 20-22 March 2019 #BAPA40
1. Opening of the Conference [item 1]
2. Election of the President [item 2]
3. Opening statements [item 1]
His Excellency Mauricio Macri, President of the Conference
Her Excellency María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the General Assembly
His Excellency António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Her Excellency Inga Rhonda King, President of the Economic and Social Council
Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
His Excellency Adonia Ayebare, President-designate of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation
Ms. Attiya Nawazish Ali Khan, Representative of the private sector
Mr. Vitalice Meja, Representative of civil society
4. Adoption of the rules of procedure (A/CONF.235/2) [item 3]
5. Adoption of the agenda (A/CONF.235/1) [item 4]
6. Election of officers other than the President [item 5]
7. Organization of work (A/CONF.235/4) [item 6]
8. Credentials of representatives to the Conference: Appointment of members of the Credentials Committee [item 7 (a)]
The second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation, occurring some 40 years after the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, will give the international community the opportunity to review trends, assess progress to date in furthering development, review lessons learned in South -South and triangular cooperation and identify new opportunities offered by those modalities of cooperation to achieve the 2030 Agenda and other internationally agreed development goals.
South-South cooperation is a broad framework for collaboration among countries of the South in the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technical domains. It is managed by developing countries themselves, with active participation from Governments, public and private sector actors, academia and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) among others.
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