Press Release

Joint Steering Committee Meeting of the UN and Government of Tajikistan takes place in Dushanbe

17 April 2024

United Nations and Government of Tajikistan held a Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meeting to review UN Annual Results and UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) Annual Performance 2023. 

Photo: © Didor Sadulloev, UN Tajikistan

The meeting took place with participation of key government ministries and entities and UN agencies jointly implementing the UNSDCF in Tajikistan. During the meeting the UN Annual Results Report for 2023 was presented that reflected on collective achievements, challenges and lessons learned. 

H. E. Zavqi Zavqizoda Amin, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic Tajikistan noted: “In 2023, as a result of the measures taken by the Government of the Republic in cooperation with the UN agencies and other development partners of the country, the average annual GDP growth was ensured at the level of 8.3%, and the volume of GDP increased by 1.5 times compared to 2017. I can say with full confidence that in cooperation with the United Nations and other partners we will succeed in achieving our development goals”.

Photo: © Didor Sadulloev, UN Tajikistan

Ms. Parvathy Ramaswami, UN Resident Coordinator in Tajikistan highlighted in her speech: “We, as United Nations, are proud of our partnership, and our cooperation to accompany the journey of the country towards achieving the sustainable development goals (SDG). The results delivered through the UNSDCF are a demonstration of our joint efforts and the strong partnership that exists between the Government of Republic of Tajikistan and the United Nations, spanning more than 30 years”.

Photo: © Didor Sadulloev, UN Tajikistan

During the JSC meeting, respective Result Groups Co-Chairs presented major achievements, challenges, and the way forward within four priority areas of UNSDCF achieved in 2023: inclusive human development, sustainable, inclusive, and green economic growth, integrated management of climate and environmental risk and people-centered governance and rule of law. Throughout the implementation of the UNSDCF over USD 82 mln. US$ (93% out of total budget) were delivered to address the key priorities. Key findings of the UNSDCF Annual Performance Review 2023, underlying effectiveness of JWPs implementation and efficiency of output priorities were presented and recommendations with no changes to UNSDCF were endorsed by the JSC.

Photo: © Didor Sadulloev, UN Tajikistan

The Joint Steering Committee committed to continue the enhanced collaboration between the UN Agencies and state counterparts for effective UNSDCF implementation driving the achievement of sustainable outcomes in 2024. 

UNSDCF is the new partnership mechanism designed to convene all national and international partners in a dialogue on national development priorities and achieve the objectives of the UN Reform process in contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goals. UNSDCF builds on the successes of our past cooperation. It represents a joint commitment to work together and with country partners for the achievement of Tajikistan priorities and the sustainable development agenda. The transformational changes from cooperation are expected to contribute toward sustainable economic growth and the creation of decent jobs, more effective and accountable public institutions and delivery of essential social services, and stronger social inclusion and resilience.

Parviz Boboev, UN RCO

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