UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework launched in Sri Lanka.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2023-2027 was launched on 17 August by the Government of Sri Lanka and the United Nations in Sri Lanka.

The Cooperation Framework will guide the work of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes for the next five years (2023–2027)

The UNSDCF is the Framework that guides the work of all the UN Agencies in Sri Lanka and articulates the collective vision and contribution of the United Nations to support Sri Lanka to accelerate actions towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Cooperation Framework gives primacy to accelerating actions to ensure a rapid recovery from the economic crisis along with the impact of COVID-19, prioritising support to revitalise the economy and economic activities, social services, decent employment, social cohesion, and health and well-being for all people in Sri Lanka. The UNSDCF was co-signed by the Secretary to the Treasury Mahinda Siriwardana on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka and UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer-Hamdy on behalf of the United Nations.

Heads of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes in Sri Lanka also signed the Cooperation Framework. The signing ceremony hosted at the Ministry of Finance was also attended by Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aruni Wijewardane and the Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific of the UN Development Coordination Office, David McLachlan-Karr.

Source: www.dailynews.lk


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