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The United Nations is crafting an assistance plan for the Philippines that is focused on food security, the peace process, and environmental protection for the next five years.
“We’re working with the Philippine government in designing our next five-year plan on how our assistance is going to be. I'm hoping to launch that in 2019 across the UN system” Ola Almgren, UN Philippines resident and humanitarian coordinator, said during the reception of United Nations Day in Taguig City on Wednesday night.
Almgren said the Philippines is facing challenges on food security and is “bringing together [a] policy” in line with the Sustainable Development Goals related to prosperity.
He added that there is a way of “sharing the wealth” and “generating the wealth of the country” without exhausting its natural resources.
While there are challenges, Almgren said the Philippines is “doing quite well” in pursuing the SDGs compared to other countries.