The UN Development Cooperation Office for Europe and Central Asia meets the WMO Regional Office for Europe
Ms. Gwi Yeop Son, Regional Director of the UN Development Cooperation Office for Europe and Central Asia and Ms. Mona Folkesson, CCA/Cooperation Framework Officer meet the WMO Regional Office for Europe.
The UN Development Coordination Office (DCO) serves as the secretariat for the UNSDG at the regional and global levels.
At the regional level, five UN DCO Regional Directors and their teams in Panama, Addis Ababa, Amman, Istanbul and Bangkok provide the UN Resident Coordinators in country with regional-specific support, with a secretariat role for the regional UN Sustainable Development Group.
The Development Cooperation Office for Europe and Central Asia is based in Istanbul, Türkiey and is led by Ms Gwi Yeop Son, who is in touch with the UN Entities in this Region, and namely:
FAO, IAEA, IFAD, ILO, IMF, IOM, ITC, OCHA, OHCHR, UNECE, UNEP, UN ESCAP, UNAIDS, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN-Habitat, UNHCR, UNIC, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNODC, UNOPS, UNV, UN Women, UNWTO, WFP, WHO, World Bank, as well as the World Meteorological Organization.
At the regional level, the UN Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG)–agencies, funds and programmes working on development–work to support countries to achieve the 2030 Agenda, addressing key challenges that transcend country borders such as health and environment.
The meeting with the UN Development Cooperation Office discussed the potential level of engagement of the WMO Regional Office for Europe in the UN Development Cooperation Frameworks and Common Country Analysis planning and implementation processes, mainly based on the collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinators and the UN Country Teams.