International Day for South-South Cooperation - September 12
Tue, Sep 12, 2023

International Day for South-South Cooperation

International Day for South-South Cooperation is a manifestation of world diplomacy and unity between people living on the planet as a whole, and is celebrated annually on September 12th. In a world that is actively undergoing globalization, there must always be room for solidarity and unity.


The main objective of the International Day for South-South Cooperation is to support poor countries and strengthen cooperation in order to improve their economic situation and provide people with a normal life.

The foundations of this holiday were laid in 1974 at a United Nations meeting, which resulted in the signing of agreements within the framework of the South-South system. Since the 1980s, the development programs have been actively implemented. Technical cooperation with poor countries has increased significantly.

The South-South Cooperation Conference began to be held annually on 12 September. In 2009, the United Nations Office for this system became independent, which allowed it to be given additional resources and to enable it to create large-scale long-term development plans.

Interesting facts

  • The United Nations was formed after World War II in 1945.
  • The bulk of the poor countries are located in southern Africa and the South American continent.
  • According to research in 2016, the Central African Republic was recognized as the poorest country. GDP per capita amounted to about 652 dollars (for comparison, in developed countries this value is estimated at tens of thousands of dollars).

How to take part

At the conference on this day, important agreements aimed at helping and developing the poor countries of the South are signed. Ordinary people should take a closer look at the history of these countries and look at the available documentary materials in order to become more familiar with existing problems.

If you want to provide direct assistance, then send money to a charitable foundation aimed at supporting residents of poor countries.

When is International Day for South-South Cooperation celebrated in 2023?

International Day for South-South Cooperation is observed on September 12 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday September 12 2023
Thursday September 12 2024
Friday September 12 2025
Saturday September 12 2026