Brief: Making South–South and triangular cooperation work for gender equality

To build on the current surge in demand for South–South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) and channel it into accelerated action for gender equality and women’s empowerment, UN Women pursues several core strategies across its normative, programmatic, advocacy, and coordination efforts. Working with key UN entities and development partners, it shares knowledge and good practices across countries and regions, helping governments and other SSTC initiatives adopt effective gender-responsive approaches.

Assistance in cultivating institutional mechanisms, capacities, and skills supports better management, implementation, and monitoring of SSTC, including in key areas not traditionally viewed through a gender lens.

Expanded cooperation with other UN agencies and stakeholders harnesses the full potential of partnership, with a special emphasis on long-term cooperation with countries playing leadership roles in SSTC. Systematic canvassing and sharing of strategies and different funding modalities supports the broader uptake of SSTC and other innovative forms of collaboration.

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