The UN: Delivering as One
30 April 2007
UNAIDS’ Deputy Executive Director Debbie Landey was in Brazzaville recently to attend a meeting on ‘ Africa’s agenda in a reforming United Nations system’. The meeting, convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was held to discuss progress on ‘Delivering as One’ and to take UN Reform forward at country level. Participants included all of the UN Resident Coordinators from sub-Saharan Africa, Dr Asha-Rose Migiro, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Kemal Dervis, Administrator of UNDP and Gilbert Houngbo, UNDP’s Regional Director for Africa.
Ms Landey chaired a panel discussion on country expectations for increased effectiveness with high level representatives from pilot countries who volunteered for the ‘Delivering as One’ pilot initiative. Representatives included; Ms Monique Nsanzabanganwa, Minister of State in charge of Economic Planning of Rwanda; Antonio Lima, Conseiller spécial du Président du Cap Vert; Enrique Banze, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mozambique; Mrs Joyce Mapunjo, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Planning, Economy and Empowerment and Chair of the Technical Committee of the 'One UN' initiative in Tanzania; and Jim Drummond, Director, UN Humanitarian, Conflict and Security Affairs, DFID.
Together with participants, the high level representatives of the pilot countries reviewed the very high expectations they have from UN increased effectiveness in their countries.
Ms Landey also participated in a panel on challenges and opportunities for the UN system on ‘Delivering as One’.
Ms Landey shared the experience of UNAIDS by outlining it’s efforts to reinforce national leadership and structures; the principles of the ‘Three Ones’, bringing policy coherence to the response, reforming the architecture of the international response through the work of the Global Task Team, and bringing operational coherence on the ground through joint programming, joint teams, and the division of labour.
“The experience of UNAIDS has much to offer to the ongoing broader efforts to bring greater coherence to the work of the UN system in support of country lead development goals and objectives,” said Ms Landey.
During her visit, Ms. Landey also met with the Minister of Health, Family and Social Affairs of the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville, Emilienne Raoul as well as with the UN Country Team to discuss the national response to AIDS, including the efforts of the government to put in place enhanced coordination mechanisms, update the data on the epidemic and set targets for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support .
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