UNDP signs new partnership agreement with Brazil

Jul 30, 2010

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark signed a partnership agreement in Brasilia this week with Brazil’s Foreign Minister, Ambassador Celso Amorim. The agreement reinforces UNDP’s activities in Brazil and its partnership with Brazil in international development co-operation.

During her two-day visit, Ms. Clark also met a number of other Brazilian ministers and senior officials, with whom she discussed the forthcoming September 2010 summit in New York to review progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the prospects for the climate negotiations, and UNDP’s co-operation within Brazil and beyond its shores. She praised Brazil for its achievements and leadership on the MDGs.

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark signs agreement with Brazil’s Foreign Minister, Ambassador Celso Amorim
Photo: Brazil Ministry of Foreign Affairs
“Brazil's success in achieving the MDGs shows the importance of strong leadership, and of good policy and an ability to fund and implement it. Many other nations are interested in learning more of Brazil’s success and how it was achieved," said Helen Clark. "Through Brazil’s extensive development co-operation it is sharing its experience widely. UNDP is a global development network committed to facilitating South-South co-operation, and looks forward to working more closely with Brazil in programme countries around the world."

During her visit, Helen Clark witnessed the signing of an agreement between UNDP and Brazil’s Minister of health for an initiative to strengthen public health in Haiti as part of the recovery effort following January’s earthquake.

The visit also included a roundtable with women leaders, discussing and exchanging views on achievement of the MDGs, especially those relating to gender equality.

Contact Information

In Brazil: Daniel de Castro, Tel: +55 (61) 3038-9117, daniel.decastro@undp.org

In Panama: Pablo Basz, Tel: + (507) 305-4864, pablo.basz@undp.org

For more information about UNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean: http://www.undp.org/latinamerica/

For more information about UNDP in Brazil: http://www.pnud.org.br/

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