Cooperation with UN is an important tool to move reforms forward - Minister of Economy

Sep 9, 2013

Assistance provided to Ukraine by the UN system  is an important tool that helps implementing reforms in our country, - said  Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Igor Prasolov during the  meeting with   UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine Alessandra Tisot.

"The Government of Ukraine is actively working to  improve the investment climate in Ukraine. There is President’s order regarding the modernization of the economy. We have been tasked to put the country back on track in the fields of investment and innovation. In this context, the international financial and technical cooperation with donors and partners is very  important for us. The Government of Ukraine appreciates the assistance of the United Nations, because it is one of the most important tools to support reforms in our country, "- said the Minister.

Among the key issues discussed there were the  current state and prospects of technical and economic cooperation  of Ukraine with the UN agencies within the Framework Partnership Government of Ukraine - United Nations for 2012-2016; the UN role in the coordination of international assistance; cooperation of the  Ministry of Economic Cooperation with UNDP project "Accelerating progress achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Ukraine"; Ukraine's participation in Post-2015 processes.

Igor Prasolov has noted that the signing of the Framework Partnership  for 2012-2016 is a significant step in the development of cooperation between Ukraine and the United Nations.

"I would like to express my gratitude for the successful implementation of UNDP projects:" Accelerating progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Ukraine "," Community Based Approach to Local Development” and" Capacity Building for low carbon Growth in Ukraine” "and the UNIDO projects "Promoting the adaptation and implementation of resource-efficient and cleaner production" and "Energy efficiency and promotion of the use of renewable energy in the agricultural sector and other small and medium business in Ukraine" - emphasized the minister.

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