UN lauds Vietnam’s efforts in taking DaO approach
UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro told the Vietnam News Agency reporter on the sidelines of the High-Level Segment of the High-Level Tripartite Conference on DaO that took place on June 16 in Hanoi: “The whole of this meeting is about what have happened in the last three years and you have seen that there have been tremendous progress.”
“In Vietnam, we can see more than that. We have seen strong government leadership that contributed to the success,” said Migiro.
According to her, the key to the success of the DaO in Vietnam is the strong partnership between the government, the UN and the donors.
While reckoning that the huge success of the eight pilot countries will generate interests from other countries in adopting the DaO approach, Migiro mentioned challenges ahead and urged parties to increase more coordination at the national level.
“We have to work together to ensure adequate resources to finance the areas priortised that have been identified by the countries,” the UN official concluded.
The DaO approach was launched by the UN and has been piloted by eight countries including Albania, Cape Verde, Pakistan, Mozambique, Rwanda , Tanzania, Uruguay and Vietnam since 2007 to improve the coherence, effectiveness and relevance of the UN’s operations in these countries.
The Hanoi conference has brought together more than 260 participants from countries that have adopted the DaO’s approach, as well as donors, several UN agencies, international organisations and diplomatic missions in Vietnam.
The conference is expected to produce a statement charting the way forward for the “Delivering as One” initiative, which underlines the commitment of governments, donors and the UN system to further action to ensure that the UN delivers a more effective system at country level./.
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