UN supports development of Cabo Verde

24 March 2017

The government of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) and the United Nations (UN) signed a working document for 2017 which provides aid to the West African nation in the amount of US$16.6 million, the last payment of the five-year programme signed by the two sides in 2012.

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Cabo Verde for 2012-2016 was extended until 2017 because of the election period last year and the new priorities set out by the current government.

The latest document was signed by the Cape Verdean Minister for Foreign Affairs, Luís Filipe Tavares and the resident coordinator of the United Nations System in Cabo Verde, Ulrika Richardson.

Tavares noted that the annual programme is the culmination of a process that began in 2012 and the result of a “close collaboration” between Cabo Verde, the UN and international partners and seeks to address sectors such as health, social protection, education , justice, employment, security, agriculture and food security, fisheries, urban planning, demography and migration.

The minister added that the programme will cover the four pillars, namely inclusive growth and poverty reduction, consolidation of institutions, democracy and citizenship, reducing inequalities and disparities and adaptability to climate change.

Luis Filipe Tavares and Ulrika Richardson said the next UNDAF will be signed in 2018. (macauhub)