Egypt has Begun National Discussions on the United Nations Development Cooperation Framework

On Tuesday, Egypt’s government and the United Nations (UN) began national consultations in Egypt on the development of the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2023-2027.

The Egyptian side of the talks is being led by Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat, and the meeting is being held in collaboration with Elena Panova of the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Egypt.

Over 50 members from over 30 government agencies, including ministries, national councils, and government centers, as well as representatives from 28 UN agencies in Egypt, attended the event.

It seeks to exchange perspectives on Egypt’s national development priorities and to align the national priorities of the two sides’ new cooperation agreement for the next five years.

The Egyptian government’s high degree of active involvement with the UN in Egypt demonstrates Egypt’s true commitment to implementing its sustainable development plan and the 2030 global development agenda.

This was reflected in the participants’ valuable contributions, which included real and actionable proposals for developing a cooperative cooperation framework that encompasses all conceivable paths to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Ministry’s roadmap for development will be the ‘New Government Action Plan, which will be based on the country’s priorities. According to Panova, the United Nations in Egypt is eager to continue collaborating with Egypt’s government to fulfill the promise of leaving no one behind and moving forward more effectively through a coherent and inclusive partnership strategy guided by national development priorities and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. She also stated that Planning and implementing together is the only way to ensure that actual results are achieved and that the goals of Egypt’s more than 100 million people are met.

At the country level, the UN Cooperation Framework is the most strategic tool for planning and conducting UN development operations. Its goal is to aid in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda, as described in UN General Assembly Resolution #72/279.

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