Kathmandu, September 1
The National Planning Commission and the United Nations Country Team in Nepal signed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework for 2018-2022 at a special function in Kathmandu today.
The UNDAF lays out the development strategy for the UN Country Team in Nepal for the next five years.
The US$ 635 million package involving 26 individual UN agencies, spans interventions aimed at assisting in four broad areas: Inclusive Economic Growth; Social Development; Resilience, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction; and Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights, read a press statement jointly issued by the Nepal government and the UN.
Chairman of the National Planning Commission Swarnim Wagle at the event noted, “We are pleased to be signing this framework with the United Nations in Nepal, it is broadly aligned with our national priorities. And it is our hope it will contribute to our ambition to achieve the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.”
At the signing ceremony, United Nations Resident Coordinator Valerie Julliand stated, “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 the Government of Nepal’s efforts in ensuring that ‘no one is left behind’ as laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals.”
A version of this article appears in print on September 02, 2007 of The Himalayan Times.