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COMSATS Cooperates with UNOSSC for Promoting South-South and Triangular Cooperation

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On 30th November 2018, COMSATS joined hands with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for promoting science-led sustainable development in its twenty-seven (27) Member States through South-South and Triangular Cooperation schemes. Ambassador Shahid Kamal, Advisor at COMSATS Secretariat, Islamabad, and Mr. Shahid Husain, Special Adviser at UNOSSC, New York, signed the agreement on behalf of their organizations.

The MoU was signed during the side event “Promoting South-South Cooperation in Science and Technology for Sustainable Development”, held jointly by COMSATS; Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF), Iran; United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing (UN-OHRLLS); and UNOSSC at the 10th Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo, United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA. The side event focused on the potentials and challenges being faced by developing countries in promoting science & technology through education, research and related activities at the national, regional and global levels through the use of South-South and Triangular Cooperation modalities in the effort.