Deputy Prime Minister, Mher Grigoryan and the UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia, Shombi Sharp jointly convened a consultation workshop in the Government of Armenia dedicated to draft key documents of the forthcoming Armenia - UN Cooperation Framework.
Representatives of the Government and the UN agencies participated in the discussion, as well as the Heads of a number of UN agencies joined the discussion online.
The 2021-2025 United Nations Sustainable development Cooperation Framework (CF) was on the agenda, as well as the 2021-2025 Country Programme Documents of three UN agencies: UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA were presented.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Mher Grigoryan mentioned in his welcoming speech that the agenda includes such key documents around which will further be developed and thrived the UN - Armenia relationship.
“Taking into account that we are at the stage of development and review of Armenia’s sectoral strategies and 2020-2050 Transformation strategy, I find highly important the alignment of the UN Cooperation Framework and our national strategies, focusing on achieving the Agenda 2030 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
I would also like to take this opportunity to note that the second report of the Voluntary National Review of Armenia on the Sustainable Development Goals was recently published, and it is really important to highlight the efforts of the Government and our international partners and determine the upcoming activities,” - noted the Deputy Prime Minister.
While presenting the 2021-2025 UN Cooperation Framework, Shombi Sharp noted:
“Today was an important opportunity to agree with the Government the strategic directions of the new UN Cooperation Framework that sets out the UN system's collective offer of partnership for the coming five years - and integrates both Government priorities and widely surveyed citizens' aspirations.
We also discussed three new UN agency Country Programmes that, along with all of the 12 resident UN agencies and even those not resident in Armenia, will jointly drive the results of the overall UN Cooperation Framework. I am confident we can and will, together with all partners, achieve Agenda 2030 in Armenia and secure an even better life and future for all.”
At the end of the meeting the Deputy Prime Minister, Mher Grigoryan and the UN Resident Coordinator, Shombi Sharp mutually recognized the importance of such meetings in order to make the cooperation more effective and constructive.