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Planning minister holds slew of meetings on sidelines of UN forum

On the sidelines of the 2022 UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development held in the UN headquarters in New York, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Shraideh on Thursday met with UN officials and delegations to present Jordan's second Voluntary National Review (VNR).

The review focuses on the progress Jordan has made in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a Planning Ministry statement.

 Shraideh met with UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Rola Dashti, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Natalia Kanem and UN Under-Secretary General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous. 

In his meetings, Shraideh stressed the importance of continuing to work alongside UN organisations and development partners within the frameworks of cooperation, which were agreed upon for 2023-2027, in line with national priorities.

The minister, along with the officials, reviewed economic and social challenges facing Jordan posed by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and Syrian refugee crisis. 

The officials were briefed about the latest national developments, foremost of which is the Economic Modernisation Vision, which came as a 10-year roadmap to enable Jordan to optimally benefit from the pre-existing capabilities of the Jordanian economy, referring to the Planning Ministry’s preparations of the first executive plan for this vision

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