Tuesday, February 26, 2019

National Cooperative Federation Nepal and UNDP join hands to work on the SDGs

The National Cooperatives Federation Nepal (NCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nepal today signed an agreement to strengthen the role of cooperatives for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Province 2. The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, are a bold, universal agreement to end poverty in all its dimensions and craft an equal, just and secure world – for the people, the planet and prosperity – by 2030.
Under the partnership between UNDP and NCF, both will collaborate to undertake joint initiatives to raise awareness on the SDGs and mobilise all level cooperatives along with other stakeholders and advocate for their contribution to the achievement of the Goals. The partnership will also explore ways to promote and maximize the contribution of cooperatives in achieving the SDGs.
“Through this partnership with National Cooperatives Federation Nepal, we ambition to mobilize the vast network of cooperative s from all across the country to localise the SDGs and contribute to their achievement," UNDP Nepal Resident Representative Renaud Meyer said after signing the agreement in Janakpur. "As important actors of the socio-economic development of Nepal, the cooperatives are also well aligned with the principles of empowerment, participation and inclusion which are at the core of the leave no one behind concept of the global goal for the advancement of SDGs," he said, calling on cooperatives in other provinces to replicate this type of partnership.
"We are committed to develop a comprehensive SDG Implementation Guidelines and continuously build capacity of the cooperatives at all levels so that they could align their activities to have a more direct and concrete contribution to the achievement of the Global  Goals,” said chairperson of NCF Nepal Keshav Prasad Badal.
As part of the agreement, NCF will start internalising the SDGs into its activities and implement concrete measures to create a positive and long lasting contribution. UNDP and NCF-N plan to collaborate in the advocacy efforts to create a conducive environment for the cooperatives to work together with provincial and local partners, including governments, civil society and the private sector for the advancement of the SDGs.

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