On Friday afternoon, April 8 2022, at the Council for the Development of Cambodia, His Excellency Chhieng Yanara, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary-General of the Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CRDB/CDC), held a meeting and bid farewell to Ms. Pauline Tamesis, United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) on the occasion of ending the mandate in Cambodia on April 2022. H.E. Minister congratulated Ms. Pauline Tamesis for successfully completing her mission in Cambodia and for contributing to the strengthening of cooperation and partnership between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations system.
Ms. Pauline Tamesis expressed profound gratitude to the strong and close cooperation and partnership with the Council for the Development of Cambodia and the RGC’s line ministries and agencies, and highly valued the RGC’s efforts in achieving progress in socio-economic development, especially in the context of Covid-19.
During the discussion, Ms. Pauline Tamesis stated that the draft results report on the progress of the implementation of UNDAF 2021 has been prepared, and requested CRDB/CDC to facilitate the sharing of draft report with relevant ministries and institutions in order to provide additional inputs to the UNRC before publication. Meanwhile, Ms. Pauline Tamesis made a brief on the progress and results of the implementation of UNDAF 2019-2023, and the Common Country Analysis (CCA) document that studies and analyzes the country situation in terms of progressing towards sustainable development goals. The progress of these works functioned well and will be completed as planned. The UN system has updated and modified the roadmap of United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2024-2028.
At the same time, Ms. Pauline Tamesis stated firm commitment of the United Nations system in continuing to support the Royal Government of Cambodia to achieve priority works in country’s development as well as the implementation of “The Strategic Framework and Programs for Economic Recovery in the Context of Living with the Covid-19 in a New Normal 2021-2023” through working more closely with the RGC’s line ministries and agencies, including development partners.
It is noteworthy that the UN system in Cambodia disbursed a total amount of USD 92.10 million for the implementation of UNDAF in 2021, and plans to disburse approximately USD 77 million in 2022, according to the Cambodia ODA Database.
In conclusion, H.E. Minister also thanked the UN system for its contribution to the socio-economic development of Cambodia and wished Ms. Pauline Tamesis success in her new mission.