The framework of Support and Cooperation between the Government and United Nations Agencies (UNDAF), which was to conclude in 2018, has been extended to 2019, following the confirmation of deficiencies in the execution of the programme. This was the aim of the meeting to decide on the adoption of a new mechanism for the execution of the programme.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation was the setting for the meeting, which took place on 3rd May, between the Government and the United Nations System Agencies established in the country.
The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Bonifacio Mitogo Edjang, oversaw the meeting, accompanied by senior officials from the department and the Presidential Adviser, Pedro Ela Nguema Buna.
At the start of his speech, before representatives from UNPD, UNICEF, WHO and FAO, the deputy minister stated that the Government was pleased to continue its cooperation with the agencies, and reported that, We are going to begin a new period of cooperation, taking into account that in 2019, Equatorial Guinea will be holding an Economic Conference. We must move forward with transparency, whether on the part of the Government, or the United Nations Agencies; we cannot remain mired in the problems of the past”.
For her part, the Representative of the United Nations Programme for Development (UNPD), Mar Cumba Gadio, praised and thanked both the collaboration and the advice and finance for the agencies operating in Equatorial Guinea.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea