The Kingdom of Cambodia and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) conducted here yesterday at Cambodiana Hotel, Phnom Penh the joint annual review of the Country Programme Action Plan-equivalent 2019-2023.
The meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Rith Vuthy, Deputy Secretary-General of CRDB/CDC and Mr. Daniel Alemu, UNFPA Representative ad interim in Cambodia with senior officers from the Council of Ministers, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Women’s Affairs and UNFPA in Cambodia in attendence.
According to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC)’s press release, the main objective of this meeting was to review the progress of the implementation of the second year roll-out of the 6th Country Programme 2019-2023 and propose key priority interventions for 2021.
The Country Programme 2019-2023 of UNFPA was successfully implemented in 2019, which focused on 3 outcomes including Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Adolescents and Youth, and Population Dynamics and Cross-cutting issues (Gender). These outcomes are aligned with the RGC’s priorities as stated in Rectangular Strategy Phase IV.
In 2020, UNFPA continues to work closely with the RGC to implement the Country Programme Action Plan-equivalent 2019-2023 and has achieved more than 50 percent of the work plan while the rest is still progressing due to challenges posted by COVID-19 pandemic. UNFPA and ministries/ government institutions have also expressed their support to COVID-19 response by shifting their activities for the 2021 implementing year.
UNFPA has approved a total commitment of US$13 million for a five-year period, an average of US$2.6 million per year. UNFPA’s disbursement for 2020 is estimated to be approximately US$2.9 million and the planned disbursement for 2021 is about US$2.7 million.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press