Government of Ukraine and United Nations signed the Partnership Framework for 2012-2016

24 Mar 2011

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Representatives of the UN system in Ukraine and the First Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Andriy Klyuyev signed the Partnership Framework for 2012-2016.

The new five-year strategic document identifies areas of cooperation and partnership between the UN system and the Government of Ukraine and replaces the UN Development Assistance Framework for Ukraine 2006-2011, which expires this year.

Implementation of the Government of Ukraine – UN Partnership Framework 2012-2016 will be a qualitatively new step in cooperation between Ukraine and the United Nations as it emphasises the principle of partnership and leading role of the Ukrainian side in setting priorities and goals of the UN assistance and mutual accountability for effective cooperation.

The Government of Ukraine – United Nations Partnership Framework is a result of consultations with the United Nations Country Team in Ukraine, the Government of Ukraine, civil society and other stakeholders and represents a joint commitment to support the reform process, the achievement of international standards, European integration, the Millennium Development Goals, and Ukraine’s commitments to the objectives of international conventions, protocols and standards, and human rights instruments, with the primary aim to improve the living standards and welfare of the people of Ukraine, especially the most vulnerable.

This Partnership Framework sets the common strategic planning basis for UN development operations and assistance at country level for the next five years in four main areas:

• sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction; 
• social development; 
• governance; 
• environment and climate change

20 UN agencies will take part towards achievement of these goals, including FAO, IAEA, IFC, ILO, IOM, UNAIDS, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNECE, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNHCR, UNODC, UN Women, World Bank and WHO.

The preliminary resources committed by the UN agencies towards the achievement of the set goals total USD 132 million (sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction – USD 12,450 million; social development – USD 64 million; governance – USD 21,585 million; environment and climate change – USD 34,730 million).