Bhutan UN Country Fund Steering Committee allocates EFW funds

31 Mar 2010
Bhutan UN Country Fund Steering Committee allocates EFW funds

Thimphu, Bhutan – The Joint Steering Committee of the Bhutan UN Country Fund held its second meeting on 31 March 2010. The EFW 2010-allocation of $861,000 for Bhutan was fully programmed to meet the most urgent needs of the five Theme Groups; i.e. Poverty and MDGs, Health, Education, Good Governance and Environment and Disaster Management. The Theme Groups, jointly chaired by the Royal Government of Bhutan and Participating UN Organizations, prioritized projects and programmes that contribute towards the MDGs and the Government’s 10th Five Year Plan, with particular priority given to education this year, in view of pressing needs and the impact on other outcome areas as well. The MDTF Office, in its capacity as the Administrative Agent for the Bhutan UN Country Fund, transferred the funds to the Participating UN Organizations on 16 April 2010. Recipients include resident agencies (FAO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP) and non-resident agencies (UNCTAD, UNESCO).

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