Thursday October 15, 2020
MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia and the UN have signed cooperation agreement that outlines a partnership framework between the two parties for the next five years.
According to a statement from the UN office in Somalia (UNSOM), the UN Cooperation Framework sets out a plan on how the UN and government of Somalia will work together to ‘achieve peace, stability and prosperity for all Somalis’.The UNCF will replace a similar, previous agreement – the UN Strategic Framework (UNSF) – which expires at the end of this year.
UN head in Somalia James Swan said during the signing ceremony in Mogadishu that Somalia had made remarkable progress since the signing of the previous framework in 2017.
“Since signing of the UN Strategic Framework in December 2017, Somalia has made remarkable progress in its journey towards consolidating peace and sustainable and inclusive development, with steadfast UN support,” said Swan.
The UNCF represents the collective commitment of the Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations to work together in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs,” UNSOM said.
Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Guled who led the government delegation in signing the framework welcomed the agreement noting it was instrumental in supporting the country’s economic blueprint.
“I welcome the UN’s clear commitment to supporting Somalia’s national development priorities through the direct alignment of the Cooperation Framework with the NDP-9, as well as the aid coordination architecture,” he said.
UN Humanitarian Coordinator Adam Abdelmoula alongside senior federal government officials also witnessed the signing ceremony.