UN Resident Coordinator Presents Credentials to Prime Minister

16 Dec 2010

fileSICA Meeting in Belize, O. Ruso, Dec. 2010

United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator (RC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative (RR), Mr. Roberto Valent, presented his credentials to Prime Minister of Belize, the Honorable Dean Barrow, in a meeting held in Belize City on Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

Valent congratulated the Prime Minister on the Government of Belize’s work and the country’s progress in development. The Resident Coordinator went on to pledge the continued support of the United Nations organizations in the country and from an international level, to Belize, on the various existing initiatives, and new directions that the Government is planning.

During the meeting Mr. Valent spoke about the levels of achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Belize, as there needs to be a focus on the global joint effort needed for achievement by 2015. He emphasized that it is of vital concern to the UN agencies to be aligned with and support the national development priorities of Belize.

During his visit, the Resident Coordinator will meet with UN agencies in the country and other national counterparts, as well as visit some projects.

Mr. Roberto Valent as the newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Republic of El Salvador and Belize, is based at UNDP Salvador, which provides support to United Nations organizations in Belize and to the UNDP Belize office headed by Dr. Francisco Roquette, Assistant Resident Representative.