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UNDP approves Liberia’s Country Program Document

BST/Maximilian Kasseh,Jr.

NEW YORK, USA-The Executive Board of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has approved Liberia’s Country Programme Document (CDP) for the period 2020/2024.

The CPD will support Government's Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development to promote mechanisms that would improve the quality and effectiveness of core government functions aimed at advancing the recovery process, to reduce the risk of relapse into societal disorder.

According to a dispatch from Liberia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa, Ahunna Eziakonwa, presented the CPD Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at the Second Regular Session of the UNDP’s Executive Board at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Presenting the Document, Madam Eziakonwa described the approval of the diplomatic instrument as important to supporting the Liberian Government in addressing existing challenges left by the years of civil war, citing the Ebola crisis and reliance on the extractive sector as challenges left by the war.

She said:” Under President George Weah’s leadership, Government, through its National Development Plan, was working to address business environment constraints, attracting investment opportunities and promoting value addition, especially in the Agriculture Sector.”

The CPD targets interventions to promote inclusive growth through the private sector, to promote peace and justice through formal and informal mechanisms, and governance through decentralization.

Meanwhile, Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Dee-Maxwell Kemayah, says the Country is pleased with the primary objective of the Liberia Country Programme Document (CPD).

Ambassador Kemayah recognized the pivotal role the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) intends to continue undertaking in addressing the existing challenges Liberia is being faced with.

The Liberian Diplomat made the statement recently at the presentation ceremony of the Liberia Country Programme Document (CDP) for the period 2020/2024 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Ambassador Kemayah said:” The priority areas in the document, with specific reference to UNDP programming, are well-structured and aligned with the Government’s Flagship National Development Agenda – The Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

He, on behalf of the government, expressed appreciation to the UNDP's work on the content of the Country Programme Document.

The Liberian Diplomat then highlighted the need to make adjustments in critical areas to better reflect Government’s efforts to addressing existing challenges, especially in the area of women empowerment.


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