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The United Nations General Assembly resolution 72/279 elevated the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (now renamed the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework) as “the most important instrument for planning and implementation of the UN development activities at country level in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda)”. The Cooperation Framework guides the entire programme cycle, driving planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of collective UN support for achieving the 2030 Agenda. The Cooperation Framework determines and reflects the United Nations development system’s contributions in the country and shapes the configuration of the UN assets required in and outside the country. The Cooperation Framework represents a commitment to the people and country particularly the most marginalized and vulnerable.
The present Cooperation Framework for Belize, is the Multi-country Sustainable Development Framework (MSDF) 2017-2021, the business plan for UN agencies, funds and programmes in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, jointly prepared through inclusive consultations and implemented in 18 Caribbean countries and territories with the respective governments, United Nations agencies, funds and programmes along with civil society partners.
To inform the new Cooperation Framework for Belize, the United Nations is embarking on the preparation of a UN Common Country Analysis (CCA) the UN system’s independent, impartial and collective assessment and analysis of a country’s socio-economic and developmental situation, progress gaps, opportunities and bottlenecks vis-à-vis Belize’s commitment to achieving the 2030 Agenda. The CCA is the critical analytical foundation upon which the Cooperation Framework is developed and is an integrated, forward-looking and evidence-based joint UN analysis, prepared in such a way to be an up-to-date source of information on country context for the whole UN system to adjust UN programmatic actions and anticipate emerging issues.
The United Nations in Belize is launching the process of preparation and formulation of the 2022-2026 Multi-country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework.This process will start with the development of the CCA for Belize.
Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated the need for the United Nations to have in place a Socio-Economic Response Plan drawn from the United Nations framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19, consisting of five streams of work, representing an integrated support package offered by the UN development system to protect the needs and rights of people with particular focus on the most vulnerable.The United Nations in Belize is finalizing its Socio-Economic Response Plan which includes it package of support for the period 2020 and 2021. In this regard, the United Nations in Belize is preparing a COVID-19 programme portfolio including joint programme solutions.
The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office is recruiting a consultant, with the overall objective being twofold:
- To facilitate data collection, consultations and consolidation of the CCA report based on analysis completed by the Resident Coordinator’s Office, and UN agencies, funds and programmes on specified thematic areas.
- To directly support the Resident Coordinator Office to develop joint programme proposals aligned with the priority outcomes of the UN Socio-Economic Response Plan to COVID-19 in Belize.