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The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt (GoE) and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Egypt have launched the process for drafting the new United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF or Cooperation Framework) for Egypt as the most important instrument for the planning and implementation of UN development activities. This document will serve as the next partnership framework between Egypt and the UN System towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UNSDCF will cover the period 2023-2027 and will be prepared in close partnership with the GoE, international partners, International Financial Institutions (IFIs), private sector, civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders.
The Cooperation Framework shall be reflective of the country context and its specific needs and priorities within the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. By adopting the integrated programming approach, it will address core programming principles in a holistic manner and integrate the key UN programming principles throughout all stages, considering the “five P’s” of the 2030 Agenda (people, prosperity, planet, peace and partnerships). As the central transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda, leaving no one behind will be used as the rights-based framework that represents the unequivocal commitment of all United Nations Member States.
The new Cooperation Framework shall be designed in accordance with the UNSDCF Internal Guidance (3 June 2019) and its Consolidated Annexes (24 May 2019), the complementary Cooperation Framework Companion Package (May 2020) and the UNCT Egypt Roadmap, which outlines all the components of the process as well as the timetable for their implementation.
The process to develop the UNSDCF 2023-2027 for Egypt will be supported and facilitated by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator (RCO) in close coordination with resident and non-resident UN Agencies, and in consultation with the Joint Steering Committee (JSC), as well as other relevant stakeholders, including international partners, International Financial Institutions (IFIs), private sector, civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders.
Based on the Roadmap, the Cooperation Framework 2023-2027 is expected to be submitted to the GoE in February 2022 for the formal review and endorsement.
The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office is recruiting an international consultant to facilitate the UNSDCF consultation & prioritization process, as well as the design/formulation/consolidation of the 2023-2027 Cooperation Framework for Egypt against the national priorities and the Agenda 2030.