The climate change action and green-economy agenda is key for sustainable agricultural and food security. In this regard, UNOSSC, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO), and key regional and global stakeholders, aims to support the Member States in the Arab States region, Europe and the CIS in systematically advancing their respective South-South and triangular cooperation agendas.

The overarching theme of the Fifth Regional Networking Forum on South-South Cooperation for Arab States, Europe and the CIS will be South-South cooperation in a green economy for agricultural development and enhanced food security. The main objective of the Forum is to create an open setting conducive to knowledgesharing that aims to support the participants in further improving their understanding of the trends and opportunities for advancing South-South and triangular cooperation in a green economy for agricultural development.

The Forum will also take stock of the tangible results and strategic outcomes of the implementation of partnership initiative on South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security (SSTC-ADFS) that was jointly supported by IFAD, IsDB and UNOSSC.