This Partnership Agreement is the result of an extensive Government led formulation process that used the Medium Term Development Strategy as its cornerstone and constitutes a single and unified United Nations Country Programme (UNCP) for 2008-2012 for UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, UNHCR, UNAIDS, OCHA, OHCHR, IFAD, UNIFEM, ILO, UNESCO, FAO, and UN HABITAT.
At the core of this year's overview of
risks to the global community over the next decade is a fundamental disconnect
between risk and mitigation. Expert opinion suggests that levels of risk
are rising in almost all of the 23 risks on which the Global Risk Network
has been focused over the last year - but mechanisms in place to manage
and mitigate risk at the level of businesses, governments and global governance
are inadequate. The global economy has been expanding faster than at any
time in history - but it remains vulnerable.