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Gov’t, UN stakeholders hold consultations on sustainable development

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AMMAN — The government and UN stakeholders held a high-level national consultative meeting Sunday on the 2023–2027 UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework.اضافة اعلان

A statement by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, said the meeting convened in cooperation with the UN Coordinator Office in Jordan and with the participation of representatives of various government entities and other stakeholders.

Secretary-General of the Ministry of Planning Marwan Rifai said that the interventions envisaged under the UN framework must be consistent with the Jordanian context and must have a tangible and clear impact on the life of Jordanian citizens.

Rifai called for strengthening the mechanisms of transparency and joint accountability for both the government and UN stakeholders under a governance framework that outlines related roles and responsibilities.

Ghulam M. Isaczai, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Jordan, said the UN is committed to expanding its support to the Kingdom’s advancement through conducive policies and strategies, financing pathways that reduce exclusion, strengthening self-reliance opportunities among the most vulnerable, including refugees, addressing water scarcity, in addition to ensuring food security and access to clean energy.

The UN official added that UN support also includes a focus on strengthening channels of communication between institutions and people as an enabler of the sustainability of the key priorities.

A set of priorities were discussed under the new cooperation framework, which include supporting Jordan to achieve green growth and sustainable job opportunities, promoting rights, and self-reliance opportunities, especially for women and youth, and promoting sustainable management of water and energy resources, among others.

The UN Development Cooperation Framework is a strategic vehicle for planning and implementing UN development activities at the country level to support the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda as outlined in the General Assembly Resolution 72/279.


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