Friday, September 1, 2017

Government, UN signs strategic development assistance framework

National Planning Commission (NPC) and United Nations (UN) Country Team in Nepal signed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2018 -22 at a special function here today.
The UNDAF lays out the development strategy for the UN Country Team in Nepal for the next five years. The $635 million package involving 26 individual UN agencies, spans interventions aimed at assisting in four broad areas including Inclusive Economic Growth; Social Development including Resilience, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction; and Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights.
"We are pleased to sign this framework with the UN in Nepal to broadly align with our national priorities as envisioned by the government," said the National Planning Commission (NPC) chair Swarnim Waglé after signing ceremony. "It will contribute to Nepal's ambition to achieve the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development."
Likewise, UN resident coordinator Valerie Julliand, on the occasion, said that the UNDAF shows what the UN can achieve when it works together across agencies and mandates. "The strong alignment of the UNDAF with the national plans, international conventions, and the Constitution of Nepal provides the foundation to support Nepal’s efforts in ensuring that ‘no one is left behind’ as laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals."

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