Almotamar.net, Saba - Planning and International Cooperation Minister Abdul Karim Al-Arhabi and Ms. Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator discussed Saturday the findings of a mid-term review of the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2007 – 2011.
According to a press release of the United Nations Development Programme in Yemen (UNDP), the mid-term review focused on the UN system contribution towards development outcomes to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the first three operational years (2007- 2009) of the five year UNDAF.
‘’The UN System had committed US$ 274 Million for development support to Yemen, as per the mid -term review, in the past three years, the UN system allocated a total of $189 million or 69% of the 5-year commitment and successfully disbursed $151 million or 79.6 percent of the allocated resources. In addition, the UN System mobilized and disbursed nearly USD 65 Million to respond to the humanitarian needs of Refugees, IDPs and other civilians affected by war, flood and high food prices’’.
The discussions were taken place in a meeting held in Sana’a on Saturday and attended by representatives of the Yemeni parliament and government and all the UN Agencies in Yemen.
In the meeting, Ms. Mehta said that the Midterm review was an opportunity to jointly take stock of the UN system contribution to Yemen and ensure continued relevance of UNDAF priorities to the current context of the country.
‘’The UN system will continue to work with all partners to help the country achieving MDGs by reducing poverty, malnutrition, diseases, all forms of inequalities, food insecurity and effect of climate change as well as in responding to the immediate life saving needs of people affected by various crisis”, she said.
The UN System in Yemen developed its United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2007 – 2011) in collaboration with the government of Yemen, multi-lateral and bi-lateral partners and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
‘’The aim of the UNDAF is to provide a collective and integrated UN System response to national priorities within the framework of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other international conventions using a human rights based approach and focuses on four broad outcome areas: Democratic Governance, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Population and Basic Social Services and Pro-Poor Economic Growth that generates employment for the poor population’’.
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