Tirana, 29 June 2012 - Government representatives from more than 40 countries, representatives from donor governments and senior UN officials expressed today their strong commitment to take Delivering as One beyond the current stage and to bring about a more coherent, efficient and effective United Nations development system.
Deputy Prime Minister of Albania Mr. Edmond Haxhinasto, during his speech amongst others noted: “Today, with the outcome document that we have just adopted, we are developing a blueprint on how the operational activities of the United Nations could be delivered with higher efficiency in the benefit not only for a part of the member countries but for the wider membership.” In his concluding remarks, Mr. Haxhinasto said: “We can proudly say that our efforts have proved right, our determination has paid off and Delivering as One is set to become “the path of change” that – we hope - will drive the UN development assistance in the years to come.”
Ms. Helen Clark, Chair of the United Nations Development Group, addressed the participants at the closing ceremony highlighting the importance of the concrete recommendations adopted at the Tirana Conference while urging to resolutely mobilize support among the broad UN membership to take the ambition forward in the upcoming discussions in the General Assembly on the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review of UN system operational activities.
In their remarks at the closing session, development partners considered the Tirana Conference as a real success and welcomed the outcome document and its concrete recommendations. “We as development partners fully recognize the important role we have to play in reducing fragmentation and ensuring coherence in our own approach to enhance the sustainability of the Delivering as One process. Now, more than ever, we need to take a fresh look at how we engage with the UN development system, including how we support sustainable funding to deliver better results. We acknowledge that predictable, flexible, multi-year and un-earmarked funding is a catalyst for reform”, development partners emphasised in a joint statement.
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