Government Ministries, Agencies and UN Country Team Hold Comprehensive Dialogue on UN Development System Reform

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Yesterday, a Comprehensive Dialogue was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs among the ministries and governmental agencies, and the United Nations (UN) Country Team on the UN Reform, proposed by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Among the participants were officials of the Executive Office of Tajikistan, Deputy Heads of the ministries and governmental agencies, experts, heads of the UN specialized agencies, members of the UN Country Team and staff of the relevant units of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Dialogue was aimed at raising awareness of governmental authority representatives on the UN Reform, its goals and objectives, as well as promoting efficient cooperation between Tajikistan and the UN to develop an appropriate cooperation program entitled United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, the implementation of which will start on January 1, 2023.

The event started with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Muzaffar Huseynzoda and the UN Resident Coordinator in Tajikistan Sezin Sinanoglu.

Huseynzoda expressed his views concerning stages of cooperation in various fields and briefed the participants on the country’s position towards the UN Development System Reform.

Also, he mentioned that strengthening and expanding cooperation with the UN and its specialized agencies is among foreign policy priorities of Tajikistan.

Sinanoglu said that in a much divided world, the UN Reform helps us reaffirm the importance of multilateralism for peace, security and development.

“For us to succeed in any area of work, we need active, consistent, constructive and timely engagement and partnership from all levels of government. The UN can only be successful in its work or the reform, if we work in sync,” she added.

The UN Country Team experts delivered presentations and reports, and also replied to participants’ questions about the main aspects of the UN Secretary General’s Reform, which in comparison with previous similar processes, is distinguished by a high level of governance and unanimous support from the UN member states.

The UN Reform covering the areas of development, management, peace and security is in line with the goals and objectives of the UN General Assembly (GA) resolution “Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review of the Operational System of the UN System (QCPR-2016)” and is being implemented based on the UNGA Resolution 72/279 since 2018.

Source: National Information Agency of Tajikistan