Somali Government, Donors and UN Agencies Endorse (subject to agreed changes) a New UN Joint Programme on Local Governance 2018-2022

Somali Government, Donors and UN Agencies Endorse (subject to agreed changes) a New UN Joint Programme on Local Governance 2018-2022

Mogadishu, October 24 2017: Representatives from the Somali Government, donor partners and UN agencies (ILO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNHabitat, UNCDF) endorsed a new UN Joint Programme on Local Governance 2018-2022 in Mogadishu today (subject to agreed changes), which is due to benefit more communities across Somalia.  Paul Simkin, Joint Programme on Local Governance Senior Programme Manager said: “We are committed to deepen peace, stability and sustainable development through functional local government, which places the development of infrastructure and delivery of services to Somali citizens, at its heart.”