Santiago de Chile – Foreign Minister Mr. Teodoro Ribera and representatives of the United Nations agencies, funds and programmes present in Chile gathered on 1 August 2019 to sign he United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the period 2019-2022.
UNDAF identifies the assistance that the UN System will provide to the country in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the 2030 Agenda – a global commitment undertaken by over 193 states including Chile.
The UNDAF, which was finalized as a result of the dialogue and negotiations between representatives of the UN system and numerous governmental bodies, identifies areas of joint cooperation on issues of institutional, social and economic development, gender equality and environmental sustainability.
As Ms. Silvia Rucks, Resident Coordinator of the UN in Chile noted, the signing of the agreement not only specifies the parameters of the work of the UN in Chile for the next four years, but presents the result of a year-long dialog between the agencies of the UN system and the Chilean government.
The Chilean Foreign Minister Mr. Teodoro Ribera identified the agreement as a very important step towards Chile's economic, social and environmental development, in line with the UN system and Chile's longstanding commitment to the UN and multilateralism in general.