Sustainable Financing Needed for UN Regional, Sub-Regional Organizations - Kutesa

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Sam Kutesa was speaking at the beginning of a high-level thematic debate in New York focusing on strengthening cooperation between the UN and regional groupings.

Regional and sub-regional organizations working with the United Nations need financial support from the rest of the world, the President of the UN General Assembly Sam Kutesa says.

Sam Kutesa was speaking at the beginning of a high-level thematic debate in New York focusing on strengthening cooperation between the UN and regional groupings.

The meeting focused on concrete measures that can be taken to build and strengthen strategic partnerships between the UN and regional and sub-regional organizations. It also focused on what needs to be done to strengthen mechanisms to promote common understanding and effective coordination across a range of issues including conflict prevention and mediation.

There are over 25 regional and sub-regional organizations that have established formal relationships with the United Nations. They include large groups such as the Association of the South East Asian Nations known as ASEAN, the European Union and the Caribbean Community or CARICOM.

Many of the smaller groups do not have enough money to work effectively, according to General Assembly President, Sam Kutesa.

He asked the international community to identify, what he called, "concrete proposals" for addressing the funding issue.
 
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