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23.01.2015. Landmark partnership agreement between Russian Federation and UNDP signed in Davos


Today, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor I. Shuvalov signed a landmark Partnership Framework Agreement between Russian Federation and UNDP during a meeting on the margins of the Davos World Economic Forum. 


The Agreement creates a foundation for a long-term strategic partnership with Russia marking a full transition to its role as donor to UNDP. Since the closure of UNDP Country Office in Moscow on 1 January 2011, UNDP and Russia have entered a new stage of partnership, focused on cooperation at the regional and global level, and Russia’s growing donor role. 

Since 2011, Russia has already allocated over $20 million dollars to UNDP projects worldwide, including in Belarus, Cuba, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines, Syria and Tajikistan, with the most recent contribution of $5 million to a local development programme in Armenia approved just two days ago. 



Negotiations are under way on a sustainable funding mechanism in form of a trust fund, which will target assistance to the CIS countries, focusing on rural development, disaster risk reduction, energy efficiency and support to integration processes. The fund may also become a mechanism to support south-south cooperation among CIS countries. 



For more information:
cherie.hart@undp.org

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