Global South-South Development (GSSD)

Expo 2022


Pre-Launch of the Global South-South Development Expo 2022

On 22 November 2022 (Bangkok and New York), the Government of Thailand, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) jointly announced the hosting of the eleventh Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok Thailand, from 12 to 14 September 2022, in conjunction with the 2022 UN Day for South-South Cooperation. The overarching theme of the GSSD Expo 2022 is “Advancing South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery: Towards a smart and resilient future“. Click here for the Pre-Launch of GSSD Expo 2022 video, together with welcome messages from the co-hosts:


The GSSD Expo 2022 will be the first-ever GSSD Expo to be held in the Asian and Pacific region; the first one after the second High-level UN Conference on SSC (BAPA+40), and the very first GSSD Expo convened in hybrid formats (both in-person and virtual) leveraging digital technology.


This year, the GSSD Expo is offering a Virtual Expo for all member states, UN agencies and institutions to exhibit and showcase their SSTrC solutions and initiatives. The virtual exhibit is open for application starting today. The virtual exhibition will remain active until GSSD Expo takes place in September 2022. Kindly visit for registration and updates.


Additionally, in the lead up to the GSSD Expo 2022, under the Youth4South initiative, the co-hosts launched a Youth Entrepreneurship Competition, with the support of the UN Secretary-General Youth Envoy Office. Through this entrepreneurship competition and training, young startups and established entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to gather, share knowledge and ideas, collaborate to develop and scale-up their innovative and digital solutions, as well as connect with SDG investors at the GSSD Expo 2022 in September in Bangkok. Click here to apply for the competition:


Click here for a press release of the Pre-Launch of GSSD Expo 2022:


Click here for a short GSSD Expo 2022 promo video: