Aral Sea Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund launched at High Level Event Presided by the Secretariat-General

27 Nov 2018
Aral Sea Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund launched at High Level Event Presided by the Secretariat-General

United Nations-The Governments of Japan, Nigeria, Norway and Uzbekistan in cooperation with the UN Human Security Unit, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan and the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office launched the Aral Sea Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund (MPHSTF) at a High Level Event presided by the UN Secretary-General. The Aral Sea MPHSTF aims to provide a multi-sectoral and people-centered response to address the consequences of the desiccation of the Aral Sea. The first contribution of USD 6.5 million from the Government of Uzbekistan was signed into the fund by H.E. Sukhrob Kholmuradov, Deputy Prime Minister. The Government of Norway also announced a pledge of NOK 9.5 million (approximately USD 1.1 million).

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