NEWS NOTE

UNICEF Uganda and Government of Uganda Sign New Country Programme Action Plan KAMPALA, Tuesday, 15 December, 2009 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today signed a new five-year Country Programme of Action (CPAP) with the Government of Uganda, at the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. The Honourable Syda Bbumba, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, signed for the Government of Uganda, alongside Dr. Sharad Sapra, UNICEF Representative in Uganda. The new CPAP, designed to run from 2010-2014, will be implemented within a new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), also signed by the Goverment of Uganda and the United Nations in Uganda today. Under the UNDAF, UNICEF and other UN agencies represented in Uganda will align all their development activities with the National Development Plan (NDP). Also present at today’s signing ceremony were Mr. Théophane Nikyema, United Nations Resident Co-ordinator in Uganda, and heads of agencies and representatives from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). ###
For more information, please contact: Chulho Hyun, Chief of Communication, UNICEF Uganda, +256 717 171 110, chyun@unicef.org

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