Objectives and Thematic Focus

The objective of the side event would be to showcase, and share, experiences of the participating inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), their subsidiary organs and specialized and affiliated institutions in promoting cooperation and partnerships among their member states in different spheres of economic and social development. Particular emphasis would be given to measures being espoused to achieve the internationally agreed development goals including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national, regional and global levels. Programmes and activities jointly developed among IGOs and UN agencies in pursuance of these goals would be especially highlighted in the respective presentations.


Concrete Outcome

Renewed partnerships among IGOs and UN agencies in promoting sustainable development through South-South cooperation.


Potential Partners, Solutions, Panelists and Speakers

Representatives of the following IGOs are expected/invited to attend: the Commonwealth Secretariat, Turkic Council, Commission of Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Statistical, Economic, and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA), Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC), the Islamic Solidarity Fund, IFRC, and g7+.

They should be joined by representatives of the following UN organizations and offices: UNOSSC, UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA, UNICEF, FAO, ILO, WHO, UNESCO and UNIDO.

Following brief formal statements by representatives of IGOs and UN organizations, the discussions would be in the form of an all-round interactive dialogue.


Focal Point Contact Details

Overall Coordinator: Mr. S. Shahid Husain

Communications Focal Point: Mr. Mehdi Mirafzal

Titles: Special Adviser; Senior Adviser

Emails: shahid.husain@undp.org; mehdi.mirafzal@undp.org

Phones: 917-225-1010; 917-703-1678