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South-South Solidarity for COVID-19 Responses: Shenzhen-based NGO Donates 20,000 Masks to West Africa
6 August, New York – Facilitated by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), the Shenzhen Federation of Youth Entrepreneurship Promotion pledged a donation of 20,000 disposable surgical masks to the Banjul City of The Gambia and the West African Health Organization (WAHO) upon their requests. UNOSSC Cities Project team in Beijing coordinated the logistics with support from the UNDP China Country Office.
China-based NGO Donates Masks to Support Frontline Health Workers in Koidu, Sierra Leone
6 August, New York – Under the mobilization and coordination of the UNOSSC and its Cities Project team in Beijing, 2,000 disposable sterile masks donated by the China Association of Trade in Services (CATIS) were delivered to the Koidu-New Sembehun City Council in Sierra Leone to support the city’s COVID-19 responses. The City Council held a “symbolic” ceremony to hand over the masks to frontline health workers.
South-South Cooperation in Crypto Crowdfunding for PPE Mobilization for West Africa
10 August 2020, New York – 250,000 disposable surgical masks mobilized by the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC) together with its partners for the West African Health Organization (WAHO) and its 15 Member States have arrived in Abuja, Nigeria through a freight aircraft. The call for donation was initiated by FCSSC on Bithelp.com, a blockchain-based fundraising platform for disasters and crisis responses, with the support from the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). International logistics for these masks was coordinated by UNDP China Country Office and UNOSSC Cities Project team based in Beijing.
Webinar on SSC: Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation for SDGs
Under the umbrella of the Youth Dialogues Series co-launched by the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office in China (UNRCO) and the Tencent Group, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) concluded a virtual dialogue on youth innovation and entrepreneurship and the role of South-South cooperation, with support from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Phoenix TV, and Shenzhen Federation of Youth Entrepreneurship Promotion. This dialogue featured real-life stories of seven young entrepreneurs from China and other developing countries. Renowned pianist and UN Messenger of Peace Mr. Lang Lang shared a special video message with young friends at the event, urging them to “make our future from today”.
Webinar Series: SSC & TrC Among Cities on Cross-border E-commerce & Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development
The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), through its Cities Project and the China Association of Trade in Services (CATIS) are jointly organizing a series of webinars focusing on South-South and triangular cooperation among cities on cross-border e-commerce and digital innovation for sustainable development.
Upcoming webinar: South South Cooperation between Cities for Climate Action
Upcoming webinar on 30 June: South South Cooperation between Cities for Climate Action. Opportunity for Knowledge Exchange on how Southern cities are responding to climate change. Organized by UNOSSC, with speakers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China & India
United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
SSTC among Maritime-Continental Silk Road Cities for Sustainable Development Project Office
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