South-South News

South-South News is an initiative launched in February 2010 during the sixteenth session of the United Nation General Assembly High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation (SSC). The purpose for South-South News is to advance the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through the sharing of best practices in the areas of South-South and Triangular Cooperation. South-South News disseminates news about Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. South-South News is a digital media platform for the countries of the South that is facilitating, connecting, and publishing news on various efforts in sustainable economic and social development to audiences and multiple constituencies not only in the South but also around the world.

Mission

South-South News will help advance the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals through the sharing of positive news and good practices in the area of South-South and triangular cooperation. As a digital platform, South-South News will also promote the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a special tool for development in order to help bridge the digital divide in the developing countries.

Goals & Objectives

  • Help raise public awareness about the programs and initiatives at the United Nations, particularly the MDGs, on a global basis
  • Share positive news and good practices in the area of South-South and triangular cooperation and development, particularly in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and East Europe regions
  • Share positive news and good practices in the area of North-South and triangular cooperation and development in a similar manner
  • Work with developing countries to help formulate and implement joint and mutually beneficial programs, particularly through utilizing ICT as a tool for development

South-South News, a Digital Platform for Positive News on the MDGs and the Development of the Global South