UNDP's Asia-Pacific director commends Cambodia for socio-economic development, poverty cut

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-22 16:49:34|Editor: xuxin
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PHNOM PENH, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)'s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, on Wednesday commended Cambodia for its efforts in promoting socio-economic development and poverty reduction.

Xu made the remarks during a meeting with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn in Phnom Penh, said a UNDP's press release.

He expressed the UN's commitment to supporting Cambodia's middle-income transition to be inclusive and equitable so that no one is left behind, in line with the commitment of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Xu emphasised that inclusive growth can be achieved by integrating social and environmental considerations, and by promoting strong governance institutions, partnerships and innovation.

"I would like to reiterate the United Nations' commitment to supporting the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs," he said in the press release.

Currently, the United Nations in Cambodia is developing a new UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

Xu said the strategic partnership between the UN and the Cambodian government is reflected in this new UNDAF, which articulates the joint commitment of the UN to national development priorities covering the period of five years from 2019 to 2023.