Lo Yemen, come molti altri paesi che sono passati attraverso periodi di transizione, sta affrontando le difficoltà che richiedono un alto tasso di coordinamento del governo, tra cui, a febbraio, lo svolgimento di elezioni nazionali. L’Ufficio delle Nazioni Unite per i Servizi ai Progetti (UNOPS) è un’organizzazione che realizza progetti in tutto il mondo sotto l’egida delle nazioni Unite. Dal 2008, l’UNOPS ha in corso vari progetti in Yemen.
In 2013, the organization’s portfolio grew to provide assistance to U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar and his work with the National Dialogue Conference (NDC). This support will be extended to Yemen’s drafting of a new constitution, slated to take place following the wrap up of the NDC.
In line with the UNOPS mandate in Yemen, the organization has also been requested by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation to support the assessment of the government’s public procurement system (policy, organization, processes and capacity).
Additionally, last month, the governments of Yemen and Qatar officially designated the UNOPS to administer a newly-established fund created to compensate civilians and military personnel who were forced out of their jobs and off their land in the South, following the nation’s civil war in 1994. Qatar donated $350 million to the Southern Victims’ Fund in November, giving Yemen the resources to move ahead with reconciliatory efforts for tensions that still exist between the two regions.
Jan Mattsson, the executive director of the UNOPS, recently visited Yemen in order to assess progress in the country and better understand how the U.N. can assist Yemen in its political transition.
Source Yemen Times