Kathmandu, 16 May: New Resident Representative of United Nations Development Programme Ayshanie Medagangoda Labe presented her Letter of Credence today to Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali today.
Receiving the Letters of Credence, Minister Gyawali congratulated new Resident Representative Labe and ensured to enhance the partnership between United Nations and the Government of Nepal to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. “All our policies and programmes are aligned with SDGs. We are committed to achieve the Global Goals before 2030,” he added. He also appreciated UNDP for its continued support in promoting an inclusive economic growth.
UNDP Resident Representative Labe expressed UNDP’s commitment to continue work alongside the government and the people of Nepal in their pursuit of sustainable development. “With flagship programmes in the areas of building resilience, creating jobs and promoting democratic governance, UNDP will continue to collaborate with the government, the civil society and the private sector in helping address the national development priorities,” she said adding that tourism, which can be a major driver of Nepal’s economy, will be another new area where UNDP will engage in the coming years.