A member of the Presidential Leadership Council, Major General Aidarous Qassem Al-Zubaidi, chaired this morning at the Presidential Palace in Ma’ashiq an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers.
Al-Awj UNDP discuss economic, social framework for coronavirus response
ADEN – SABA
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Najib Al-Awj held a meeting via visual communication technology with a UNDP team headed by Deputy Resident Representative, Nahid Hussein, to discuss and understand the views of the government that will be incorporated into the economic and social framework that is being prepared to address the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Yemen.
The UNDP experts reviewed the efforts prepared to guide and prioritize the medium and long-term response to the implications of covid-19 in the protection of health services and systems during and after the crisis and in the field of food security, social protection and basic services, gender equality, environmental sustainability, response priorities and economic recovery.
The two sides touched on the economic and social priorities in the short and medium term to face the repercussions of coronavirus and determine the financing needs and the role of Yemen's partners in reconstruction and sustainable development goals and reducing the repercussions in all fields.
The two sides agreed on the importance of supporting institutional capacity building, expanding the absorptive capacities of national institutions, project units and the local authority.