Press Release

Government of Liberia and United Nations Hold One-Day Dialogue On Improving Aid Coordination

04 August 2021

 

Press Release

August 4, 2021

Monrovia-The Government of Liberia and the UN in Liberia are working to improve the lives of the people of Liberia. Today they are holding a one-day Dialogue around strengthening mutual engagement and information sharing on the UN’s national development efforts.

The Dialogue was convened by the Government of Liberia to improve aid transparency, effectiveness and decision making. This joint Government of Liberia and United Nations Dialogue is the first since the signature of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) in August 2019. This event will serve to facilitate and initiate high-level dialogues around policy and programmes progress of the UNSDCF and launch the Joint Government of Liberia/United Nations Steering Committee. The Dialogue has in attendance Government Ministers, heads of Government entities, led by Augustus J. Flomo, Deputy Minister for Economic Management, Ministry of Finance & Development Planning and representatives from 18 UN agencies, led by the UN Resident Coordinator, Niels Scott.

 

The GOL/UN Dialogue is happening at an opportune moment when the Government has recalibrated the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, to inform the alignment of the United Nation’s Cooperation Framework and the Liberian Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD). This Dialogue relaunches the continued engagement between the UN and the Government of Liberia and will be followed by further discussions on areas of mutual importance

 

The Government of Liberia and the UN in Liberia are reviewing the PAPD and Development priorities which guides the UN priorities and how to better coordinate development work, strengthen partnerships with development actors. The Dialogue will also include reflections on the broad achievements to date by the UN in Liberia and the priorities; the Covid-19 pandemic necessitated reprogramming of development resources to respond to the pandemic in 2020 and recently 2021.

 

The UN is resolved to continue strengthening collaboration with the Government on sustainable development, building on agreed UN/GOL coordination mechanisms for dialogue, development cooperation and mutual accountability for the benefit of the people of Liberia. The Government of Liberia express gratitude to the UN family in Liberia for their continued support to the development agenda and encourage strong collaboration for future designs of projects and implementation.

Government of Liberia and United Nations Hold One-Day Dialogue On Improving Aid Coordination

Gradiah W. Bou Hussein

Gradiah Walker Bou Hussein

RCO
Associate Development Coordination Officer Programme Communications & Advocacy

UN entities involved in this initiative

ILO
International Labor Organization
IOM
International Organization for Migration
OHCHR
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
WFP
World Food Programme
WHO
World Health Organization