In his message, delivered at an event on September 8 organised by India, Brazil, South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation (IBSA Fund), Ban voiced appreciation for them for their role in promoting South-South cooperation. ”I commend India, Brazil and South Africa for their role in promoting South-South cooperation. The lessons learned from the IBSA Fund and South-South partnerships in general should inform our efforts to renew the global partnership for sustainable development,” Ban said.
Ban said mutual learning among South-South and North-South partners is extremely important and “IBSA countries have lot to share with the world”. ”The United Nations has long been a strong supporter of South-South cooperation. As we reflect on how the UN system can best support Member States in implementing the 2030 Agenda, we must consider whether our policies, funding architecture, operations and systems are fit for various forms of partnerships, including South-South cooperation,” he said.