Mapping South-South Cooperation in the Arab States

Arab States

Expert Exchange Mechanism: Ministry of Welfare and Social Security

Thursday, 25 June 2015 09:43 Written by 
  • Location(s): Sudan
  • Type(s): Mechanism
  • Theme(s): Social Services
  • SDG(s): 10. Reduced Inequalities
  • Locations in the Arab States: Sudan
  • Types in the Arab States: Mechanism
  • Themes in the Arab States: Social Services
  • SDGs in the Arab States: 10. Reduced Inequalities

Geographic focus: Egypt and Brazil 

Steps/stages in practical application of the mechanism:

The mechanism represented by the Ministry of Welfare and Social Security is a governance body and one of the key sectors of the state. It represents the social sector and works in the fields of social work according to the terms of reference and objectives assigned and according to the national vision by its government. It works with civil society, and has relationship with national, regional and international organizations, representing Sudan in international and regional forums. The ministry implements its work through the General Directorate of external cooperation, by coordinating the work of the ministry with external agencies to strengthen the bonds of external cooperation in order to create a favourable international environment for social development. To achieve the objectives of the millennium development goals (in particular), the  mechanism participated in several events under the framework of South-South Cooperation, for example: Participation at the second meeting of Ministers Responsible for Social Affairs and Development, invoking the main agenda to reduce poverty and such agenda was included in a statement read at the Doha summit in March 2009.

It also included participation in the Summit of Arab States and South American countries in May 2005, a meeting of the heads of governments of South American and Arab countries in Brasilia which aimed at strengthening relations between the two regions and increase their cooperation and partnership for development, justice and world peace, according to certain grounds. 

Results to Date:

  1. Implementation of the Brazilian Basic Income direct support project for the poor, which directly benefited more than the 2,500,000 poor families in Sudan.
  2. Issued the first Human Development Report in Sudan report that focused on the disparaging gaps in both health and education services and income.
  3. There are many financial resources aiding to fund this programme including: The Ministry of Finance, a specific budget for the poor from the Zakat Chamber and the International NGOs and UN agencies.

Focal Point and Contact:
Amal Abdelaziz Sayed
International Corporation Directorate
Ministry of Welfare and Social Security
Gamaa Street, Sudan
Tel: +249923349992
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