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South-South Development Expo winds down

Awards for outstanding examples of Southern-led solutions to hunger

9 December 2011, Rome – The 2011 edition of the Global South-South Development Expo comes to a close today in a ceremony at FAO. The Expo is an annual event dedicated to showcasing successful examples of Southern-led solutions to global development challenges, organized by the UN Development Program’s (UNDP) Special Unit for South South Cooperation at different world venues.

This year’s Expo, hosted by FAO, put the spotlight on the global food insecurity situation and looked at examples of South-South cooperation to reduce hunger and poverty.

At the closing ceremony, which starts at 9:00h (Rome time), UNDP will present awards to three projects that exemplify successful South-South cooperation in the areas of partnerships, innovation, and leadership.

With statements by: FAO Director-General-elect of FAO, José Graziano da Silva; Tariq Ali Al-Alsani, on behalf of Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the Sixty-Sixth Session of the United Nations General Assembly; Macharia Kamau, President of the UN General Assembly High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation;Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive  Director of UNFPA; Amita Misra, Director, Bureau for Regional Programmes, UNIDO, and Amir Abdulla, WFP Deputy Executive Director.

>> Watch archived webcast of the closing ceremony