UN supports Cabo Verde with new annual plan

1 March 2016

The government of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) and the United Nations signed the annual work plan for 2016, estimated to cost over US$19.4 million, at a ceremony held Monday in Praia, the capital of the archipelago.

The plan, which was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Tolentino and the resident coordinator of the United Nations, Ulrika Richardson, intends to follow up the priorities identified in the cooperation strategy of the United Nations with Cabo Verde for the 2012-2017 period.

The resident coordinator of the United Nations told Portuguese news agency Lusa that the plan for 2016 follows the main annual guidelines of growth and poverty reduction, consolidation of democracy and the strengthening of institutions, among others.

Japan, Luxembourg, the European Union, South/South cooperation, Canada and the Global Partnership for Education are some of the partners of this plan. (macauhub/CV)