UN Lesotho Programs and Principles Training for new UNDAF development

The UN Lesotho organized Programming Principles Training that will contribute to the development of the new UN Development Assistance Framework (2019-2013) with participation of planning, program, M&E staff of government institutions and UN agencies. The Training was supported by the Peer Support Group of the Regional UN Development Group Eastern and Southern Africa.

Leaving no one behind is an overarching principle that unifies UN programming, policy and advocacy efforts. Leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind first is the central promise of the 2030 Agenda and represents the commitment of the United Nations to address the multidimensional causes of poverty, inequalities and discrimination, and reduce vulnerabilities of the most marginalized in society, including non-citizens.

The pledge to leave no one behind is underpinned by the other programming principles: human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment; sustainability and resilience; and accountability. These principles are reflected in the 2030 Agenda, and are grounded in the UN Charter and international treaties and norms.