The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) was established to promote, coordinate and support South-South and triangular cooperation globally and within the United Nations system. UNOSSC, hosted by UNDP since 1974, was established by the UN General Assembly with a mandate to advocate for and coordinate South-South and triangular cooperation on a global and UN system-wide basis. UNOSSC receives policy directives and guidance from the General Assembly and through its subsidiary body, the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation. UNOSSC is headed by the Director who reports to the UNDP Administrator and has also been appointed Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation.
UNOSSC works to be a robust knowledge hub providing advisory and consulting services to Member States, UN entities, IGOs, NGOs and other stakeholders on South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC). It advocates for Southern perspectives within the multilateral system and enables developing countries to effectively face their development challenges and harness opportunities to address them, while monitoring progress on the implementation of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, New Directions Strategy and the Nairobi Outcome.
In order to respond to the requests of Member States and the United Nations system, UNOSSC focuses its work along three pillars: (1) advocacy, (2) knowledge building, and (3) innovative programming.
INTERNSHIP OFFICE BACKGROUND:
UNOSSC offers internship opportunities to serve in its Regional Office for Asia-Pacific in Bangkok. The UNOSSC Regional Office for Asia-Pacific, located within United Nations Development Programme Bangkok Regional Hub (UNDP BRH), supports South-South cooperation in this dynamic, fast-growing and diversified region. A microcosm of the global office, the Asia-Pacific Office facilitates knowledge exchanges, forging strategic partnerships through South-South and triangular cooperation, mapping Southern development solutions, and undertaking outreach, advocacy and strategic communication on issues of critical importance to the South that call for South-South dialogue and solutions.