Outgoing United Nations (UN) resident coordinator Mia Seppo has hailed the relationship between Malawi and her organisation, saying it has led to numerous accomplishments in the country.
In a statement released yesterday, Seppo, whose tour of duty in the country ends on September 15, says the UN will continue helping Malawi to improve livelihoods and the well-being of the citizenry.
The envoy has completed her mission after serving in the country for four years and five months, leading the UN system in support of Malawi’s national development agenda. She started her mission in April 2013.
Says Seppo: “The UN has been a keen partner in supporting the formulation of Malawi’s next developmental strategy which is being finalised by the government of Malawi. UN support towards implementation of the new national development policy will be focused on helping Malawi achieve Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs] by 2030.”
She further stressed that for the country to achieve SDGs, there is need to ensure a multi-sectoral approach to key development challenges such as food and nutrition security, building resilience and promoting growth that creates jobs for young people and leaves no one behind.
Currently, there are more than 20 UN agencies and specialised organisations active in Malawi.
Through their work, the agencies and organisations are contributing towards ensuring a better life for the people of the country.