South-South and triangular cooperation academy opened yesterday on campus
This academy, with over 150 representatives and specialists from development cooperation agencies, foreign affairs and other ministries, UN agencies, diplomatic missions, and local governments, will help set up and coordinate strategic initiatives and political advocacy linked to South-South and triangular cooperation.
“This Academy brings an ILO perspective to South-South cooperation focusing on areas where it has been used to advance our decent work mandate, and where social dialogue and the ILO’s tripartite structure have come into play, “ said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a video address to participants.
The South-South and Triangular Cooperation Academy is a new initiative by the ILO and the Centre, involving ILO departments in Geneva and field offices.
A South-South Cooperation Forum will follow in China in September. The ILO will also engage in the Global South-South Development Expo of the United Nations in November 2016.
The flexible and interactive dynamics of the programme will provide an enriching experience both for well-established experts and newcomers. The Academy is supported by a virtual meeting point on ILO Turin’s E-campus at http://www.southsouthpoint.net/sstcacd2016.html
 South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) can be defined as collaboration between two or more developing countries, often supported by traditional partners, guided by the principles of solidarity and non-conditionality, aimed at implementing inclusive and distributive development models that are driven by demand.