Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, today, met with the new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Ms. Mikiko Tanaka, at his office at the Ministry of the Presidency. Ms. Tanaka replaces former United Nations Resident Representative, Ms. Khadija Musa, whose tour of duty ended last month.
PRESIDENT David Granger on Wednesday met with the new representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ms Mikiko Tanaka, at the Ministry of the Presidency. Ms Tanaka, who has been in Guyana for about two weeks now,has replaced Khadija Musa, whose tour of duty ended last month. During the meeting, several areas of mutual interest, including the President’s push for a “green economy” and Guyana’s thrust for the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, were discussed, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency noted.
President David Granger on Thursday met with a technical team from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to discuss the management of Guyana’s biodiversity wealth within the Government’s ‘green’ agenda, in addition to establishing a new department of environment.
I would like to welcome you all to this two and a half year progress review meeting of the Guyana United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF for short).
The UNDAF was developed through intensive consultations with national counterparts and signed in 2011. It brings together 9 UN agencies to address key development challenges in Guyana and covers the years 2012-2016.
The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) supports the UN Resident Coordinator in her roles and functions. In Guyana, it provides inter-agency coordination support to the UN Country Team and its various sub-groups. The support includes strategic planning, programme and operations management, policy guidance, as well as knowledge management, advocacy and communications, all seeking to enhance UN coherence and improve overall programme impact to better achieve results.
The RCO is staffed with a Peace and Development Advisor, a UN Coordination Specialist, a UN Communications Analyst, and an Executive Associate to the RC’s Office.
The Resident Coordinator System was conceived by the UN General Assembly to enhance the effective and efficient functioning of the United Nations System at the country level. “The Resident Coordinator System is the main mechanism to coordinate the United Nation system’s operational activities for development, as well as emergency, recovery and transition in programme countries.”