Cambodian PM, UN representatives discuss progress, opportunities for sustainable development

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-06 19:09:09|Editor: zh
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PHNOM PENH, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Monday met with a United Nations country team led by UN Resident Coordinator Pauline Tamesis for an annual dialogue, the UN-Cambodia said in a statement.

The dialogue is aimed at discussing key sustainable development issues, highlighted within the five-year UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), to accelerate the implementation of the Cambodia Sustainable Development Goals (CSDGs), the statement said.

"In the next five years, the UN will strategically support national development priorities, as articulated in the Rectangular Strategy IV, the draft National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 and the Cambodia SDG Framework," Tamesis said during her remarks.

This year, the dialogue focused on three main topics - social protection, data for development and the progress on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the statement said.

Following the dialogue, the new UNDAF from 2019 to 2023 was co-signed by Pauline and Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, it said.

The statement added that the new UNDAF focuses on five development priorities: expanding social opportunities, expanding economic opportunities, promoting sustainable living, strengthening participation and accountability, and managing urbanization.

"Under the new UNDAF, the UN provides financial and technical support to the Royal Government to develop and implement plans, policies and frameworks to help prioritize issues affecting the most vulnerable," said Tamesis.