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UNFPA chief to make first visit to Belarus

Politics 29.11.2019 | 18:47
Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

MINSK, 29 November (BelTA) – Preparations for the first visit to Minsk of Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Natalia Kanem were discussed at the meeting of Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dapkiunas with United Nations Resident Coordinator in Belarus Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“The parties discussed key avenues of cooperation between Belarus and the UN agencies, including the preparation of the first visit to Minsk of the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund Natalia Kanem, development of a new United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Belarus for 2021-2025, as well as collaboration in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” the press service informed.

The parties reaffirmed the importance of the work of the National Coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals as it coordinates the activities of government bodies and their national partners in sustainable development, and agreed on further support of these activities in the UN system. The parties also exchanged views on possible joint measures to ensure that the national priorities of social and economic development are fully and accurately reflected in the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Belarus.

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