On 29 March 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine hosted the coordination meeting of the ministries and Government agencies of Ukraine with organizations of the United Nations system.
Participants of the meeting included senior officials of the ministries and Government agencies, working with the UN, parliamentarians as well as heads of the UN organizations, accredited in Ukraine.
In their opening addresses Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Sergiy Kyslytsya and UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative Neal Walker emphasized good cooperation between the Ukrainian Side and United Nations in support of economic and social changes in Ukraine, as well as UN important contribution into the efforts, aimed to address the humanitarian needs of people affected as a result of the Russian aggression, including the internally displaced persons.
The meeting’s participants discussed the progress in preparation of a new partnership framework between Ukraine and the United Nations for 2018-2022. Particular attention was given to the issue of reinforcing synergies to promote sustainable development, social integration, human rights, democratic governance and to strengthen humanitarian response.
The interlocutors also agreed to promote further fruitful cooperation between the UN and ministries and Government agencies of Ukraine, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs providing its overall coordination.