UN Regional Director for Asia -Pacific in town


Regional Director for Asia-Pacific from the United Nations Development Coordination Office David McLachlan-Karr arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday (16) and he is scheduled to meet President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, and Foreign Minister Ali Sabry, the Opposition, civil society, the diplomatic community, and others. He will also travel to Jaffna to meet government and civil society groups there.

His discussions with officials in Sri Lanka will focus on the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2023-2027 which will guide the work of all UN Agencies in Sri Lanka over the next five years.

The Development Coordination Office’s objective is to support the capacity, effectiveness, and efficiency of Resident Coordinators and the UN development system as a whole in support of national efforts for sustainable development.