US$ 600 million ZIM-UN cooperation framework approved.

By Oleen Ndori

The United Nations has approved a work plan to the tune of US$600 million under the Zimbabwe United Nations Cooperation framework.

Emerging from a closed-door meeting with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Ambassador Fredrick Shava at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare this Monday, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon said they deliberated on the 2021 Zimbabwe-United Nations work plan and the approval of a US$600 million framework.

“On the work plan we successfully approved a 600-million-dollar framework, whereby 400 million dollars has already been secured in line with the goals set under NDS1,” he said.

They also looked at the support being given to Zimbabwe by the UN and areas of further cooperation.

“We discussed with the minister on the support being given to the government of Zimbabwe by the U.N. and other areas of cooperation, ways of coordinating programmes in Zimbabwe and other areas of mutual cooperation.”

In October 2021, government and the United Nations signed the 2022- 2026 Zimbabwe United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework anchored on the National Development Strategy One that encapsulates the shared vision of leaving no one and no place behind.