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The 2013 Global South-South Development Expo that concluded in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday has been a success, says John Ashe, the President of the United Nations General Assembly.
More than $450 million was pledged between investors, green businesses, governments and other parties at the week-long event attended by hundreds of participants.
UN General Assembly President Ashe says the idea is to look at solutions that are both practical and can be scaled up.
"I think on both levels it has been a success. I do hope south-south cooperation can play an important role in the post-2015 development agenda. In fact, in ‘Setting the Stage,’ which is my theme for the 68th session, I’ve identified south-south cooperation as one of the high-level events that I will convene to get inputs from member states on how south-south triangular cooperation and ICT for development can all contribute to the post-2015 development agenda.”(28")
Delegates from 150 countries and across the United Nations system participated in the expo organized by the UN Office of South-South Cooperation.
The event, held in Africa for the first time, was hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) under the theme ‘Building inclusive green economies.’
Donn Bobb, United Nations.