On January 13th, the European Union's Directorate General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA), on behalf of ADELANTE 2, confirmed its membership in the Global Partnership on Effective Triangular Co-operation (GPI), having actively participated in many of its activities since the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40).
The GPI is a platform, created in 2016, that brings together various stakeholders in international development cooperation to promote Triangular Cooperation and to increase its effectiveness in contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The GPI core group consists of Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico and Norway, together with the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Ibero-American Programme for the Strengthening of South-South Cooperation (PIFCSS).
ADELANTE 2's inclusion in the GPI is further proof of DG INTPA's commitment to Triangular Cooperation. Moreover, this comes at an ideal time as it coincides with the roll-out of all its components over the course of 2022. In addition to the Operational Support Component, in place since mid-2021 through the ADELANTE Window, there is an Analytical Support Component, through the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), and an Institutional Support Component, through the implementation of six bilateral Triangular Cooperation funds together with Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba and Uruguay.
ADELANTE 2 has also joined this partnership, following in the footsteps of several EU Member States with a long history of Triangular Cooperation, such as Germany, Portugal and Spain.