SANA'A, April 01 (Saba) - The annual meeting between the government and United Nations organizations working in Yemen was held here on Wednesday at Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.
The meeting co-chaired by Planning and International Cooperation Minister Abdul Karim al-Arhabi and UN Resident-Coordinator to Yemen Pratibha Mehta, was devoted for reviewing the UN country aid to Yemen.
It focused also on aspects of coordination between Yemen and UN organizations to enhance the UN development programs in Yemen through integrating them within a regular and collective frame.
In the meeting, al-Arhabi affirmed the significance of holding the meeting, which is an occasion for reviewing implementation of the country assistance offered by UN to Yemen and its compatibility to the developmental priorities and needs in the country.
The Minister hoped that the annual meeting comes out with recommendations that contribute to activating UN programs and reinforcing the government's efforts aiming at promoting the national capabilities in different fields, noting the growth of the current cooperation ties between Yemen and UN organizations.
He pointed out the importance of reviewing the country aid implementation through holding annual and regular meetings, which would contribute to make the aid meet the developmental priorities in Yemen.
It is worthy to mention that the UN support to Yemen focusing on four aspects good governance, empowering women, population and key social services, and backing up the government's efforts in poverty alleviation.
The country aid includes different programs of the UN organizations working in Yemen during the period from 2007 – 2011 at estimated funding reach to $ 90 million from the UN organizations' self-funding sources along with $160 million provided by donors.