PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, 9 May 2019: The Cambodia United Nations Country Team, led by UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Pauline Tamesis, met with Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and his Cabinet on Monday 6 May.
This Annual Dialogue aims to facilitate cooperation between UN Agencies present in the country and the Royal Government of Cambodia to accelerate the implementation of the Cambodia Sustainable Development Goals (CSDGs).
This year’s meeting was focused on three primary topics: social protection, data for development and progress in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
During the meeting, the Prime Minister emphasized the critical importance of social protection in supporting Cambodia’s social and economic development, and the key role of data and its analysis to monitor national results. At the same time, the Prime Minister expressed the Government’s commitment to participating in the Voluntary National Review of its progress on the SDGs at the UN in July 2019.
The Royal Government of Cambodia and the UN also discussed the coordination, capacity building and funding mechanisms for social protection and data generation, as well as the importance of focusing on the unique challenges faced by women and children in the country.
The 2019-2023 United Nations Development Framework (UNDAF) was signed at the close of the dialogue. This new Framework focuses on five development priorities: 1) Expanding social opportunities; 2) Expanding economic opportunities; 3) Promoting sustainable living; 4) Strengthening participation and accountability; and 5) Managing urbanization.
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