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Fiji Leads The UN Way

The United Nations General Assembly yesterday adopted a new resolution on ‘Capacity Building for the Evaluation of Development Activities at the Country Level’. The resolution invites the entities of the
21 Dec 2014 14:38
Fiji Leads The UN Way

The United Nations General Assembly yesterday adopted a new resolution on ‘Capacity Building for the Evaluation of Development Activities at the Country Level’.

The resolution invites the entities of the United Nations development system, with national and international stakeholders, to support efforts to strengthen the evaluation of development activities. The Fiji Permanent Mission to the United Nations led the passage of the resolution.

With the adoption of the resolution, the Chair of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), Deborah Rugg, thanked the Fiji Permanent Mission for leading the process through the many informal and formal meetings at the drafting stages.

This included negotiations and presentations in the 2nd Committee.

In speaking to the resolution, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Peter Thomson paid special tribute to Peni Suveinakama of the Fiji Mission, whom he said had managed the process throughout.

During the introduction of the draft resolution at the UN’s 2nd Committee in New York last month, Mr Thomson had said that, “evaluation is an important tool for development in any country, and this resolution is aimed at strengthening the role the international system can play in providing the necessary support.”

The passage of the resolution coincided with the launching of the International Year of Evaluation last week.

In a ceremony at the United Nations, Mr Thomson, in his capacity as president of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, launched the year by the lighting of a symbolic torch.

The torch will be carried around the world to make appearances at the many evaluation events to be held in 2015.

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