By J Nastranis
NEW YORK (IDN) - While uncertainty persists over U.S. contributions to the United Nations, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark says that "there is significant potential to attract new supporters and funding" beyond the organisation's traditional partnership base.
"These relationships take time to nurture, but over time can yield good results," she told the first regular session of the UNDP Executive Board for 2017 on January 30, pointing to significant steps to diversify UNDP's resource base.
UN coordination is a key priority for UNDP and a commitment in its Strategic Plan. The UNDP Administrator is the Chair of the UN Development Group (UNDG), which unites the funds, programmes, specialized agencies, departments and offices of the UN system that play a role in development.