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"South-South" refers to the interaction and cooperation between two or more countries of the developing world. It follows a growing phenomenon of developing countries sharing best practices and development policy between each other, thus complementing and at times bypassing traditional forms of North-South cooperation.
The South-South Awards honors countries of the global South but also references the need to share best practices and examples of good development policy so they can be transferred to other developing countries.
The invitations addressed to Heads of State or Government are transferable to Heads of Delegations (Ministerial / deputy minister’s level) as one plus one guest (1+1) passes. If additional event passes are requested, we will evaluate responses from other missions and will be working to accommodate all requests accordingly. Kindly RSVP using the same instructions included with the original invitation. If necessary, we can produce another invitation addressed to the head of your delegation, as communicated by your mission.
Ambassador Level - the invitation is transferable to the level of Deputy Permanent Representative, plus one guest. Kindly RSVP using the same instructions included with the original invitation.
We expect circa 6 awardees representing countries, international community, humanitarians and civil society, cultural and artistic icons.
The 2015 South-South Awards nomination and selection process was based on thorough consultations with the Awards co-organizers and supporters. The governmental nominees were preselected based on the extensive research of the available data from UN reports, such as - The Millennium Development Goals report 2015; Report of the Secretary-general on the work of the Organization (A/70/1); The State of Food Insecurity in the World, 2015 (FAO, IFAD, WFP). While recognizing the efforts, contributions and achievements of all MDGs, the main emphasis was put on the results towards achieving Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. The geographical distribution, size of countries, population and resources, different level of development, and the complexity of economic and social problems were also taken into consideration.
It is important to highlight that all 2015 South-South Awards nominees are among the countries monitored by FAO that have achieved the MDG1 target. The list of awardees will be announced at a later stage.
The room will feature a head table reserved for Heads of State and Government surrounded by a number of tables, of up to 10 people each, which will accommodate all other guests. At request, Missions delegations can all be seated at one table or they can be spread among attending United Nations officials, private sector and civil society representatives, and celebrities.