Report of the UN Secretary-General
On the basis of a recent surge in South-South economic interactions driven by the fast economic growth and resilience of major economies in the global South, the present report calls attention to the transformative features of a rising South. These include its expanding middle class, connectivity and knowledge as promising new assets for developing countries to harness in renewed efforts to achieve sustainable human development in such areas as food, health and energy security. The report responds to resolution 66/219, in which the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it a comprehensive report on the state of South-South cooperation at its sixty-seventh session. Given the wealth of South-South exchanges at regional and subregional levels and the many emerging partnerships across the South, the report calls for multilateral forms of South-South cooperation that balance concerns for growth, equity and protection of the environment.
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