United Nations Country Team and Ministry of Finance debrief Stakeholders on the Doha Program of Action for Least Developed Countries and launch preparations for the SDG Summit.
25 May 2023
The meeting provided stakeholders with information on the Doha Program of Action and stimulated discussions on immediate actions to implement the recommendation
Representatives of line ministries, civil society and private sector converged in Juba on 25th May 2023 for a debriefing session on the Doha Program of Action for Least Developed countries and launch of the preparations for the UN SDG summit.
The half day meeting provided stakeholders with information on the Doha Program of Action, and stimulated discussions on immediate actions and modalities to domesticate the recommendations from the fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries held on 9th March 2023 in Doha, Qater.
Participants highlighted that, available resources for example land, human capital should be utilized to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Farmers need capacity development on how to make the best use of land and its resources. Without using chemicals, farmers can be supported to use sustainable modern farming methods to grow food which can feed the nation and also for export to other countries” noted the civil society group. Also, Parliament should be oriented on the SDGs and Doha Program of Action for oversight support.
The Resident Coordinator ai, Peter Van Der Auweraet emphasized the urgency of accelerating development in South Sudan for the wellbeing of the Country and its people noting that the revised National Development Strategy can serve as an entry point. “South Sudan has a huge youth population that can be leveraged for the development of the country.
In his opening Speech, the Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Hon. Agok Makur Kur Agok stated that the Doha Program of Action (2022-2031) serves as a guiding framework in the Country’s pursuit of sustainable development as it provides a roadmap to address the multifaceted challenges to sustainable development in South Sudan.
The Doha Program of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2022-2031 (DPoA) manifests a new generation of renewed and strengthened commitments between the least developed countries and their development partners, including the private sector, civil society, and governments at all levels to accelerate progress towards sustainable development.