Past GSSD Expos

Global South-South Development Expo 2016:


Hosted by the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment on behalf of the Government of the United Arab Emirates.

GSSD Expo 2016 Brief:

  • More than 25 United Nations agencies and 124 other institutional partners participated;
  • Close to 700 delegates from 91 countries attended;
  • Tens of thousands followed;
  • 30+ sessions organized;
  • More than 20 thematic topics related to South-South and triangular cooperation for sustainable development discussed;
  • Over 170 concrete Southern-grown development solutions and initiatives presented;
  • 90 Southern-grown development solutions, technologies and initiatives exhibited;
  • Over 150 Directors General and national government representatives from more than 35 developing and developed countries participated in the DG Forum;
  • More than 100 representatives from the Arab States, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States regions attended;
  • Close to 40 bilateral partnership meetings took place;
  • Several riders to memorandums of understanding and letters of intent signed, and
  • Outcomes of the OIC session and the peace-building session adopted.
Preparations for the GSSD Expo 2016:
GSSD Expo 2016 - Opening Remarks from Mr. Jorge Chediek, UNOSSC Director and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation
GSSD Expo 2016 - Opening Remarks from Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan: