The joint field visit to Nepal of the Executive Boards of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) and the World Food Programme (WFP) took place from 17 to 21 April 2017.
The delegation of 20 Board members was led by H.E. Mr. Walton Alfonso Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations and President of the Executive Board of the UNICEF.
The objective of the visit was to help the Board members to understand the ways in which and to what extent the organizations contribute to the achievement of national development plans and the goals of global United Nations programmes.
The visit was expected to demonstrate:
- the role of the Resident Coordinator systemin ensuring the coordination and coherence of the United Nations system according to the objective of “delivering as one”;
- the harmonization and coordination among the United Nations funds and programmes;
- the national ownership of the programmes being implemented by the United Nations organizations;
- and the relevance of the thematic issues that they address as well as that of their goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals.
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