Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The Government of President Sebastián Piñera in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP), through which they pledged mutual cooperation for the period 2011-2014 to reinforce human development in Chile.
The document was presented in a ceremony at La Moneda Palace, which was attended by Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno; the Minister Secretary General of Presidency, Cristián Larroulet; the Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, Heraldo Muñoz; and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Benigno Rodríguez.
The initiative includes the development of programs in key areas such as poverty, energy, education, employment, social participation and improving democracy. The agreement reached for this period includes an investment of US$ 7,074.000, of this US$ 3,600.000 will be contributed by the Chilean Government.
The main strands of work are the reduction of poverty and inequality, politically consolidating human development, democratic governance and local development, Middle East, South-South cooperation and crisis prevention and recovery. This last item was added to the period 2011-2014, in order to address the disastrous consequences of the earthquake that stroke the country on February 27, 2010.