The United Nations in Bahrain publishes its 2021 Country Results Report
14 April 2022
- "Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we managed to move forward with implementing most of our projects and initiatives and developing new ones for the future, achieving significant results in the process," said UN Resident Coordinator for Bahrain a.i, Mohamed El Zarkani.
The United Nations Country Team in Bahrain published today its 2021 Country results report. The report spotlights significant achievements in implementing the Sustainable and Strategic Cooperation Framework (SCF) signed with the Government of Bahrain in May 2021.
"Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we managed to move forward with implementing most of our projects and initiatives and developing new ones for the future, achieving significant results in the process," said UN Resident Coordinator for Bahrain a.i, Mohamed El Zarkani.
In 2021, UN activities in Bahrain focused mostly on capacity development, the provision of policy advice, and thought leadership across the four priority outcomes of the plan, closely matching Bahrain’s national priorities. The support provided spanned all Sustainable Development Goals.
"As we are approaching a year since the signing of the Strategic Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (SCF), the first to be signed in the Gulf region, this report provides a comprehensive brief of the work that has been carried out in the first year of the SCF. We look forward to the path ahead and to continuing our very important work with UN agencies to ensure that our development process is holistic, sustainable, and leaves no one behind", said Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Political Affairs, His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
"We in the Kingdom of Bahrain are strong supporters of advancement, and the UN development system reforms launched by the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres initiated the evolution of a more transparent, more effective, and a more coherent partnership. Our work, together with the United Nations Country Team is driven by our joint ambition to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while realizing our national priorities, and the Economic Vision 2030 as well as the 2019-2022 Action Plan of the Government of Bahrain", His Excellency said.
"The actual test of our work is measured by the tangible results achieved for the people we serve. In 2022, we look forward to building on our previous success by continuing with the implementation of the Cooperation Framework in close partnership with the Government of Bahrain, placing a strong emphasis on leaving no one behind in the development process," said UN Resident Coordinator a.i in Bahrain.