This article presents a brief overview of the meaning of technical cooperation within the United Nations, underscoring the political dimension, i.e. the relationship among States. It also emphasizes the importance of health in this context, using the Americas and Brazil as a benchmark. It illustrates the new paradigm called South-South Cooperation by analyzing an experience in the health field, stressing the triangulation of an intergovernmental agency. In conclusion, it summarizes the arguments that place a given process of international cooperation within the framework of this paradigm.
South-South Cooperation; International relations; Health diplomacy; International health; Global health