Nepal signs development assistance framework with UN

- Xinhua, Kathmandu

Sep 3, 2017-

The government on Friday signed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2018-2022, which lays out the development strategy for the next five years.

The agreement was signed here between the government’s planning body National Planning Commission and the UN country team in Nepal. In a statement, the UN country team in Nepal said the $635 million package involving 26 individual UN agencies is aimed at assisting Nepal in four areas.

The areas include inclusive economic growth, social development, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Nepal has expressed high hope that the assistance framework will contribute to achieving Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. “We are pleased to be signing this framework with the United Nations in Nepal. It is broadly aligned with our national priorities as envisioned by the government of Nepal,” Chairman of the National Planning Commission Swarnim Wagle said in the statement.

At the signing ceremony, United Nations Resident Coordinator Valerie Julliand said the UNDAF shows what the UN can achieve when it works together across agencies and mandates.

Published: 03-09-2017 08:20

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