Ireland Contributes USD 8.37M to Strengthen Development Efforts of UNDP

UNDP anticipates continuing its robust partnership with Ireland, grounded in trust and a shared vision of a better future for all.


Devdiscourse News Desk | New York | Updated: 11-06-2024 13:53 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 13:53 IST
Ireland Contributes USD 8.37M to Strengthen Development Efforts of UNDP
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The Government of Ireland has contributed USD 8.37 million (EUR 7.75 million) to the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) regular (core) resources for 2024. This timely contribution is particularly significant as Ireland recently pledged predictable multi-year funding through a Memorandum of Understanding for the period 2024-2025.

In a time marked by uncertainty and numerous protracted crises, Ireland's partnership plays a pivotal role in enabling UNDP to deliver essential support to countries and communities, helping them overcome development challenges even in challenging circumstances. This underscores Ireland's commitment to sustainable development solutions with tangible impacts.

Ireland's flexible funding supports UNDP's implementation of its Strategic Plan 2022-2025 globally. For instance, in Malawi, with support from Ireland and other partners, UNDP is executing the Malawi Electoral Support Project (MESP), empowering marginalized groups, including women and youth, for inclusive electoral participation. This project, facilitated by core resources, significantly strengthens Malawi's electoral institutions, ensuring transparent and credible elections.

Aligned in their dedication to addressing gender inequality, poverty, rural development, accountable governance, and resilience to crises and climate change, UNDP and Ireland work together to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), striving to leave no one behind. UNDP anticipates continuing its robust partnership with Ireland, grounded in trust and a shared vision of a better future for all.

In addition to supporting programmatic work across nearly 170 countries, regular (core) resources underpin UNDP's oversight and accountability functions, ensuring effective, efficient, and transparent program delivery. UNDP consistently ranks among the most transparent international organizations.

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