The Government of Ukraine together with the UN system and stakeholders, including line ministries, Parliament, civil society, academia and development partners took part in a Strategic Prioritization Retreat (SPR), aiming to relate the comparative advantages of the UN system to specific national development priorities and the 2030 sustainable development agenda.
The SPR provides a forum for participants to review major challenges in Ukraine; agree on priorities for the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and joint coordination mechanisms for the successful implementation of the UNDAF.
In their opening remarks, H.E. Mr. Stepan Kubiv, First Vice Prime-Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine said: «Definition of strategic priorities of the Framework Programme of development between the UN and the Government of Ukraine (UNDAF) 2018 – 2022 will reflect positive dynamics of the development of Ukraine and its advantages in international relations, as well as attract the attention of donors, investors and the public to Ukraine and to its extreme capacity of development and growth. We are grateful to the UN for supporting Ukraine and for facilitation of the restoration of peace and territorial integrity of our country».
Neal Walker, UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine: “Together with the Government and civil society of Ukraine we will formulate an inspirational, results focused strategy 2018-22 to bring positive change in Ukraine. Together, we will articulate the results we expect to achieve that positively impact people’s lives. To do that, together with stakeholders, we’ll define outcomes, i.e., the changes we envision, and we identify the indicators we will use to measure progress”.
The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is the strategic development assistance framework that describes collective, coherent and integrated programming and monitoring response of the UN system to national development priorities and the 2030 sustainable development agenda. The new UNDAF for Ukraine will cover the 2018-2022 period.