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The Government of Liberia and the United Nations have lunched the UN’s second five-year strategic framework for Liberia, which will be known as the UN One programme.

 During the launching program held at the Monrovia City Hall, Acting Minister of Planning and Economic Affair and the Minister of Finance Amara Konneh said the UN is a valuable partner and close friend to the Government and people in Liberia, significantly contributing to development efforts across the country.

“The Government and partners have been consulted at various stages during the formulation of Liberia achieve national priorities,” Konneh said. “We look forward to working with the UN and providing mutual support to each other in achieving the goals set out in one programme”.

Amara Konneh said in December 2012 the government of Liberia launched the National Vision 2030, National Reconciliation Road Map and the Agenda for Transformation 2012-2017.

On January 23, 2013 the Liberia Development Alliance will coordinate the implementation of the Agenda for Transformation launched by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Konneh said the Government of Liberia together with the United Nations System is launching the UN One Programme and the joint steering Committee on “Delivering as One”.

He also said the cost of the programme over the next five years will total more than $468m. In 2013 alone, activities to be implemented as launched will cost more than one $109m. He said the government of Liberia notes in particular the substantial investments the programme will make in the Human Development Pillar of Agenda for Transformation.

According to Konneh, in this year, the programme will invest in the Human Development Pillar more than $52m and in all more than $270m, constituting 48.6% of the One programme total budget that will be spent on Human Development Pillar over the next five years.

For his part, the UN Resident Coordinator, Aeneas C. Chuma said:  “The One Programme enhances national leadership and ownership. Through close alignment of the UN strategic framework to national priorities, the program reinforces the government’s monitoring and oversight capacities, provides a transparent overview of UN activities and financial arrangements, and ensures accountability.”

The UN One programme, which reflects broad area of UN intervention 2013-2017, comprises a UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and a Coasted Action Plan, both closely aligned with national priorities articulated in Liberia RISING 2030 and the agenda for Transformation.

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