Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu strengthens UN Resident Coordinator’s Office

On Wednesday 6 December, the Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, H.E. Mr. Lasse Bjørn Johannessen and the United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Valerie Julliand signed an agreement on Norwegian support for the Resident Coordinator’s Office.  - Photo:Magnus Petersen
The Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, H.E. Mr. Lasse Bjørn Johannessen and the United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Valerie Julliand signed an agreement on Norwegian support for the Resident Coordinator’s Office. Photo: Magnus Petersen.

On Wednesday 6 December, the Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, H.E. Mr. Lasse Bjørn Johannessen and the United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Valerie Julliand signed an agreement on Norwegian support for the Resident Coordinator’s Office.

The Norwegian support to the Resident Coordinator’s Office aims at strengthening the core coordination functions within the UN system in Nepal to support the Government of Nepal in the fulfillment of its national development priorities. The project will ensure the resources for coordinating the United Nations in their efforts for the realization of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals in Nepal. The Resident Coordinator’s Office will receive one million US$ and the project will run until the end of 2020.

At the event, Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, H.E. Mr. Lasse Bjørn Johannessen said:

 - I am very pleased to continue Norway’s support to the work of the UN in Nepal. This project will allow the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office to sustain the core coordination functions necessary to implement the principles of One UN. It will also assist in the realization of the national development objectives of the Government of Nepal and the implementation of key priorities highlighted at both national and international levels.

United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Valerie Julliand stated:

 - The support, which Norway provides, is critical to ensure that the United Nations in Nepal can Deliver as One and to be at the forefront of implementing the UN Secretary General’s vision for the new UN structure at the country level.

 - This comes at a very crucial time, when we are about to embark on our new five-year strategy for the UN in Nepal, she added.