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Next Generation Regional Collaboration Platform meeting kicks off for the first time with United Nations regional entities in Africa

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Africa’s regional know-how, strengths and policy expertise will be more systematically channeled to Resident Coordinators and United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs)across the continent, as they help countries to ensure an inclusive and sustainable transition out of the COVID-19 crisis, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and President of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, Amina J. Mohammed, underlined while attending the first annual meeting of the new regional collaboration platform on March 2, 2021.

“Today marks the start of the next generation collaborative approach for United Nations regional entities to help African countries better respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and relaunch the Decade of ‘action for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is aligned with the African Union’s Agenda 2063, ”Ms. Mohammed said.

The United Nations has made progress in its sweeping reforms aimed at strengthening its support to countries, leveraging its capacities at all levels. The new regional collaboration platform responded to the growing need for better United Nations coordination and regional collaboration in the face of the pandemic and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It brings together United Nations expertise, capacity and regional data to provide analytical, policy and operational support to countries.

Yesterday’s discussion, which was attended by regional representatives of the United Nations development system for Africa, focused on high priority issues for the African continent to better recover from the pandemic and move towards them. sustainable development goals. These included accelerating the implementation of the Continental Free Trade Agreement; investing in the empowerment of youth and women to help countries realize their demographic dividends; advance local sustainable and scalable digital technologies and solutions; build resilience to climate and disasters; and continue to support the African Union’s Silence the Guns initiative.

Across the continent, resident coordinators and United Nations country teams are supporting countries in their access to COVAX vaccines and their socio-economic response plans. In addition to the resumption of the pandemic, United Nations entities will work together to support sustainable development efforts in the Sahel, the Lake Chad Basin and the Horn of Africa, and tackle the Ebola resurgence and climatic crises with severe damage caused by deadly droughts and cyclones. and locust epidemics.

“We are still in a recovery phase for the continent. We need additional resources. Our low- and middle-income countries, as well as small island states, have lost much of their resources. They need more fiscal space. They need more income. They need extra cash to make sure we make better progress, ”said Under-Secretary-General Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

Although this has been a year of transition, regional United Nations entities have demonstrated enhanced system-wide collaboration at the regional level. For example, last year all joined forces to launch the Knowledge Management Hub on COVID-19 and shared a business continuity plan with governments to support their e-governance, e-justice and e-commerce to livelihoods, while Africa e An education strategy was presented to resident coordinators to provide emergency education to over 100 million out-of-school African children.

“The African region is at a strategic time with the COVID-19 recovery programs and the investments we are making to improve trade. All our efforts will only yield the desired results if Africans – our most important resource – feel productive, if they feel valued, if they feel safe and if they feel safe, ”said the Minister. Assistant Secretary-General Ahunna Eziakonwa, Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The new platform will engage with the African Union in April and step up efforts to deliver on its promise with a focus on implementations.

The regional collaboration platform is chaired by the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations with two vice-presidents: Ms. Songwe and Ms. Eziakonwa. Its joint secretariat is made up of ECA, UNDP and the United Nations Development Coordination Office (DCO).

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