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UK government funds UN Delivering as One initiative

23rd October 2009

The government has highlighted its commitment to supporting the United Nations (UN) in its work to tackle world poverty.

International development minister Gareth Thomas announced that GBP 40 million has been earmarked for the UN's Delivering as One programme, which aims to streamline the support provided to developing countries.

The Delivering as One initiative was launched in 2007 and works to ensure support is channelled through a single office, budget and scheme in each country, rather than being split between a number of UN agencies.

Mr Thomas commented: 'We are committed to reforming parts of the UN that do not deliver. For too long, developing countries have had to deal with a spaghetti soup of UN agencies and do not know who to speak to in the UN when they want support.'

In addition, the minister said that unless reforms are made to boost the effectiveness of UN support for developing nations, the international community will struggle to meet its Millennium Development Goals, which were established nine years ago to reduce the problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease.

This week, international development secretary Douglas Alexander pledged up to GBP 100 million to the global Forest Investment Programme - an initiative to tackle the problems of poverty and deforestation.

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