Strategic Prioritization Retreat (SPR)

  • The UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework – or in short, the “Cooperation Framework” is the single most important instrument for the UN development system to articulate the commitments of the UN and the country to work together on the SDGs. 

The current Partnership Framework for Development (PFD) between the government of Kazakhstan and UN for 2016-2020 is due to end in December 2020. Therefore, the United Nations agencies, programmes and funds are beginning the planning for the next, post 2020 five-year programming cycle, that is to say an exercise of crafting the new “UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework”.

To ensure that the new Cooperation Framework reflects the priorities of Kazakhstan’s Strategy 2050 and other strategic documents, the UN country team conducted the Strategic Prioritization Retreat on 15-16 October 2019 at Astana Marriot Hotel in Nur-Sultan with participation of key national counterparts. Over 130 participants represented the Government of Kazakhstan, civil society and academia activists.

Together with our national counterparts we reviewed and discussed the development challenges and opportunities for SDG achievement in Kazakhstan while listening to views from the state, Civil Society and UN and discussing and agreeing on the strategic priority areas and defining future “outcomes” of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025 building on those priority areas.

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Vlastimil Samek
UNIC
Representative of the United Nations Department of Global Communications
Mr. Vlastimil Samek is the Representative of the United Nations Department of Global Communications and the Head of the United Nations Information Office in Kazakhstan. Prior to that he worked for the United Nations as the Representative of the United Nations Department of Public Information and Head of the United Nations Information Office in the Republic of Kazakhstan; Director a. i. of the United Nations Information Centre in Indonesia and Director a. i. of the United Nations Information Centre in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Has more than 30 years of extensive experience in international affairs, diplomacy, economic diplomacy, communications, advocacy and public relations. He joined the United Nations after serving his country in various senior positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, including long-term assignments to Diplomatic Missions in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Mongolia. Holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Economics in Prague (Czech Republic).
Vlastimil Samek
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UNDP
United Nations Development Programme