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IPDS joins global think tank network by UNOSSC and CASS

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The Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS) Pakistan has joined the Network of Think Tanks on Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development, co-chaired by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC).

This Network is part of the Global Coalition of Think Tank Networks for South-South Cooperation and is supported by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

This was announced today during the International Conference on South-South Cooperation on Leveraging Knowledge and Good Practice Sharing for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development co-hosted by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation held today in Beijing and New York simultaneously.

There are 20 think tanks from 12 countries across the globe. Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies from Pakistan is representing the country at such a unique and important network that has a solid and significant historic foundation.

Under the Network, member organizations will conduct collaborative research, share research results, and organize global and regional academic exchanges and conferences, to share experiences on poverty reduction and development and to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The opening session was moderated by Adel Abdellatif, Director a.i., UNOSSC, and the keynote speech was by Abdulla Shahid, President of the United Nations General Assembly, Fuzhan Xie, President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Dr. Hala El-Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development of Egypt, Ms. María del Carmen Squeff, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations and President of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation and Usha Rao-Monari, Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of UNDP. Mr. Asif Noor, Founder Director, Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, Pakistan was present on the occasion.

The aim of the event was to share knowledge and good practice about poverty eradication, the announcement of a network of global think tanks from both south and north on poverty eradication and sustainable development, and finally to broker the south-south and triangular cooperation to advance poverty eradication. This was also broadcast live on UN TV.

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