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Belarus supports need to adapt UN system to 2030 Agenda

Politics 02.03.2018 | 12:16

MINSK, 2 March (BelTA) – It is necessary to adapt the UN development system to the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Deputy Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations Irina Velichko said during the 2018 ECOSOC Operational Activities for Development Segment on 1 March, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The UN reorganization touches upon three main areas: management, security and development. Among the main elements of the third area is the reform of the system of resident coordinators, their reassignment to the first deputy secretary-general, and also a new generation of UN country teams. The Belarusian diplomat supported the need to adapt to the new 2030 Agenda and stressed that the ability of the development system to meet the specific needs and national priorities of the recipient countries of international assistance is of decisive importance for Belarus.

According to Irina Velichko, the preservation of international assistance is especially necessary for sustainable development of middle-income countries. In this regard, the deputy head of the Belarusian mission emphasized the decision of the UN General Assembly to hold a high-level meeting to discuss the challenges and prospects for the development of middle-income countries, including the development of a possible UN strategy for this group of states.

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