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UNECE signs United Nations Partnership Framework for Development for 2016-2020 with Georgia

Published: 20 November 2015

UNECE and the United Nations Country Team announced today that they will strengthen their support to Georgia’s development efforts over the next five years. This will be achieved through the implementation of a United Nations Partnership Framework for Development (UNPFD) for 2016 – 2020 signed on 20 November by the Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili and the United Nations Country Team.

The UNPFD summarized collective strategic response of the United Nations system to national development challenges over 2016-2020 and structured around five focus areas:

  • Democratic Governance
  • Jobs, Livelihoods and Social Protection
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human Security and Community Resilience

UNECE has committed to contribute to the following UNPFD outcomes:

  • By 2020 expectations of citizens of Georgia for voice, rule of law, public sector reforms and accountability are met by stronger systems of democratic governance at all levels;
  • By 2020 poor and excluded population groups have better employment and livelihood opportunities as a result of  inclusive and sustainable growth and development policies;
  • By 2020 communities enjoy greater resilience through enhanced institutional and legislative systems for environment protection, sustainable management of natural resources and disaster risk reduction.

During the next five years, UNECE will work on the  implementation of the recommendations of the global assessment of the national system of official statistics, provide further support within the framework of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI) National Policy Dialogues, strengthen national road safety management, advance policies for sustainable housing and urban development, enhance accountability systems for sustainable forest management and develop the national action plan for sustainable energy.

Full-scale implementation of 2016-2020 UNPFD will require an estimated total of USD 153 million.

Note to editors

The United Nations Partnership Framework for Development (UNPFD) represents the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), a strategic document that describes the collective response of the UN system to national development priorities.

For more information, please visit: https://undg.org/home/guidance-policies/common-country-programmingundaf/

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