South-South and triangular cooperation publications


  1. Global South-South Development Expo 2016

    ILO Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum, 1 November 2016

    The ILO will hold a South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Solution Forum on The Future of Work at the Global South-South Development Expo 2016. The objectives is to assist participants in accessing tools and method to implement South-South and triangular cooperation projects.

  2. Global South-South Development Expo 2016

    ILO Concept Note: The Future of Work and South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    The Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo is the UN's annual high-level forum for the promotion of South-South Cooperation between UN agencies, constituents and partners. The GSSD 2016 will bring together the UN system, non-state development partners, including philanthropic organizations, the private sector and civil society organizations, to support the scaling up of tested and effective Southern solutions so as to deepen the development impact of South-South cooperation.

  3. Publication

    Mapping the SSE Landscape in India and Brazil through South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Gender-Based Initiatives in Social and Solidarity Economy

    Contribution to the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Academy, Turin, 2016

  4. South-South and triangular cooperation

    South-South and Triangular Cooperation Academy 2016 opens in Turin

    The Turin-based academy will help set up and coordinate strategic initiatives and political advocacy linked to South-South and triangular cooperation.

  5. Partnerships

    The partnership between Portugal and the ILO - A successful venture

    Portugal, a founding member of the ILO, is committed to the Decent Work Agenda. Over the last 20 years the Portugal-ILO partnership has seen a qualitative leap through its funding of ILO programmes aimed at Portuguese-speaking countries. This short outline of the history of the partnership illustrates the range of activities involved.

  6. Event

    South-South and Triangular Cooperation Academy, 2016

    A joint initiative of the ILO and its International Training Centre, supported by UN agencies and partners, the SSTC Academy, an interregional learning and networking event gathered policymakers, promoters, practitioners and researchers from all around the world. It served as a forum for the formulation of high-level strategic initiatives and political advocacy on SSTC in support to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and decent work in particular.


  1. Publication

    Triangular cooperation and Decent Work: Good Practices

    This publication is aimed at emphasizing the growing importance of South-South and triangular cooperation for the ILO in promoting social justice and mainstreaming the Decent Work Agenda, with a particular focus on triangular cooperation. It discusses the ILO’s definition of triangular cooperation and includes a compilation of good practices in successful triangular cooperation projects and activities that have been implemented in recent years in which the ILO has been involved.

  2. Publication

    Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia: A South-South and triangular cooperation perspective

    A compilation of good practices to support the ILO in developing a strategy of South-South and triangular cooperation in Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia.

  3. Publication

    Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation and Decent Work: An ILO perspective

    With ILO's involvement with fragile-to-fragile cooperation, it has strengthened its relations with g7+ members based on the directives of our South-South and triangular cooperation practices. In fragile States it is crucial to promote partnerships between equals. Mutual trust, horizontal relations and demand-driven objectives characterize such partnerships. The g7+ has recently put forward a New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. The New Deal proposes key peace building and state building goals, while focusing on new ways of engaging, and identifying commitment strategies. In a similar manner to the South-South and triangular cooperation rationale, the basis for this new cooperation paradigm is the acknowledgment that some beneficiary countries have learnt sufficiently from development.

  4. News

    ILO Director-General visits Algeria

    Invited by Mohammed El Ghazi, Minister of Labour, Employment, and Social Security, Guy Ryder attended a national tripartite conference and signed a South-South cooperation agreement on social dialogue and scoial protection to share Algeria's experience with several other African countries.

  5. Publication

    Localizing the Decent Work Agenda through South-South and City-to-City Cooperation

    The ILO builds on the vision that local actors are important contributors to employment creation, social protection and the protection of fundamental principles and rights at work. In this view and in order to localize the Decent Work Agenda (DWA), the ILO signed a cooperation agreement with the World Organisation of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in 2012. Working together, the two organisations improve local actors’ capacities through South-South and City-to-City Cooperation and projects focusing on employment creation, local economic development and formalization of the informal sector

  6. Publication

    Social and Solidarity Economy: Social Innovation in the World of Work (Johannesburg, 27-31 July 2015) - A compilation of short articles for the 2015 Academy

    The articles, written by South-South scholars for the ILO’s 2015 Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (Johannseburg), focus on regional and subregional networking experiences for social innovation in SSE policies in the framework of South-South and triangular cooperation. The objective is to share and exchange good practices on SSTC and SSE and create a strong network of practitioners that combine SSE work with South-South and triangular cooperation methodology. Following the Academy, a series of networks were established.

  7. Publication

    Decent Work: An Alliance for the Future - South-South and Triangular Cooperation in ILO public-private partnerships

    As a growing form of partnership, South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) is playing an increasingly important role in the ILO’s public-private partnerships. Southern partners, with similar experience in development, bring particularly relevant and helpful experience in assisting the development of the Global South. In 2005, the Government of Brazil and the ILO initiated systematic horizontal cooperation in the field of combating child labour within Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. Since then the ILO has more formally strengthened its role as a bridge between development partners of the South. Until mid-2015, several SSTC projects were concluded among the public private partnerships in place.

  8. South-South and triangular cooperation

    Informal briefing on ILO activities with the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP)

    Members of the ILO from the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) met with representatives of the ILO during the International Labour Conference in June 2015.

  9. South-South cooperation

    IX Brazil-ILO Annual Review Meeting, 2015

    Brazil and ILO announced a new South-South cooperation project to promote decent work in the cotton industry during a meeting between representatives of the Brazilian Government and workers' and employers' organizations and the ILO.

  10. Meeting document

    Social and Solidarity Finance: UNRISD-ILO-FES Workshop on Tensions, Opportunities and Transformative Potential

    Held at the ILO, Geneva, 11-12 May 2015, this workshop brought together an interdisciplinary group of around 25 experts—in the fields of alternative finance, economic sociology and the anthropology of money—to look at the transformative potential of social and solidarity finance from a South-South and triangular cooperation perspective at a time when financing for development and the post-2015 sustainable development agenda are high on the UN’s list of priorities.

  11. South-south cooperation

    ILO and Brazil to promote decent work in cotton-producing countries in Africa and Latin America

  12. South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    How-To Guide: SSTC and Decent Work (Presentation)

    Presentation accompanying the publication of the same name

  13. Global South-South Development Expo 2014

    Workshop on "Jobs for Peace and Resilience, in the Framework of F2F Cooperation”, Brussels, 30-31 March 2015: Workshop Recommendations

    Countries of the g7+ met in Brussels on 30-31 March to discuss best practices to foster “jobs for peace”. Organized by the g7+ Secretariat , the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) , the event on Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation considered new policies to create employment, especially for young people, and encourage stability.

  14. Publication

    South-South and Triangular Cooperation and Decent Work: Focus on Triangular Cooperation

    An introductory fact sheet