Angola continues playing relevant role in development policies

Oct 28, 2013

Photo: UNDP.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Angola and UNDP Resident Representative, Maria do Valle Ribeiro said on Thursday, October 24, in Namibe province (southwest) on the occasion of the UN day, that Angola continues playing a relevant role in the domain of development policies at financial, economic and international levels.

She recalled that Angola is one of the UN member states since 1976, that is a year after the country won independence.

According to her, the participation of Angola within the UN has evolved over the years with several transformations and influenced by the historical context the country experienced for years.

 “Today, we are reaching to a point in which Angola is playing a relevant role in various respects, not only in terms of development agencies, but also at financial and economic level, including international policies that make us so proud,” said the UN official.

To her, the United Nations’ feast is the feast of all member states, adding that there is peace, progress, respect for human rights and more and more sustainable development.

On the other hand, the UN official appealed to the member countries to think over the problematic of eradication of poverty, assess what has been done and what is left and face new challenges like the problem of climate changes and matters concerning sustainable development.

The UN Angola-based official is in Namibe province accompanied by the minister of Environment minister, Fátima Jardim, on a two-day visit.

In Namibe, the delegation is looking into plans to mitigate the effects of climate changes and visit areas affected by desertification and drought.

Meanwhile, in the region, the minister witnessed the presentation of the land rehabilitation project sponsored by FAO and other agencies.

The UN official is also focused on other commitments such as the current project in the Iona Park, the STLC community-sponsored national full clearance programme and the presentation of the Bibala agro-ecological pilot centre.

The employee is also focused on other commitments such as the current project in Iona Park, the authorization program sponsored by the STLC comprehensive national community and the presentation of the agro-ecological pilot center Bibala.

The delegation also visited areas affected by desertification in the municipality of Tômbwa, Iona National Park and Namibe Partial Reserve.

The delegation included the Environment minister, the secretary of State for Biodiversity and Conservation Areas, representatives of the UNDP, European Union, World Bank, African Development Bank and FAO.