A meeting of the United Nations Coordination Council was held

14/07/2021 - 10:23 376

On July 13, 2021, the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, together with UN representatives, organized the 1st Meeting of the Joint Coordinating Council for the implementation of the UN Cooperation Framework for Sustainable Development for Uzbekistan for 2021-2025.

The event was attended by First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Ilkhom Norkulov, directors of departments of the Ministry Ilkhom Mamatkulov and Miryusup Umarov, heads of relevant ministries and departments, as well as representatives of international organizations and diplomatic consulates in Uzbekistan, such as the UN, UNDP, UNICEF, the Embassy of Japan and others.

The main issues raised at this event were issues on discussing the key results of development cooperation between the UN and Uzbekistan for 2020, coordinating the planned results of the UN Country Team for 2021-2022 and approving the relevant Joint Work Plans. In addition, during the event, the proposed management structure of the Cooperation Framework was reviewed and approved, as well as a review of the long-term funding framework for the Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025 was conducted.

It is worth noting that the First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Ilkhom Norkulov made a speech at the event. In his report, he emphasized the leading role of the UN in accelerating the socio-economic recovery of the republic in the post-pandemic period. In addition, based on the unique world practice and innovative developments of the UN, further cooperation was agreed on issues such as increasing human capital, implementing a Poverty Reduction Strategy, and in other areas.

Representatives of international organizations, in particular Helena Fraser (UN Permanent Coordinator in Uzbekistan), Matilda Dimovska (UNDP Permanent Representative in Uzbekistan), Munir Mammadzade (UNICEF Permanent Representative in Uzbekistan), made speeches at this meeting. During their speeches, each of the representatives presented the strategic priorities of the United Nations and the final results for 2021-2025, as well as the multi-year funding framework. 

As a result of the meeting, a number of conceptual documents were approved that provide for effective achievement in the implementation of the Cooperation Framework Program. In particular, the approval of the composition of the coordinating Council by the government, the working plans of the UN country team, as well as the structure of working and technical groups in the following areas were discussed.

 

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