UNODC Hosts and Participates in Training on the Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement between the European Community and the United Nations (FAFA) and Pillar Assessed Grant or Delegation Agreement (PAGoDA)

Nairobi, 24 May 2018 - The European Union remains, and continues to grow into, an essential supporting partner to the agendas of United Nations Organisations. Sharing the same fundamental values of the United Nations, The European Commission exists as the largest financial contributor to the United Nations, in the context of both the regular budget and the funding of development assistance programmes, projects and peacekeeping operations. 

Against this backdrop, UNODC, in conjunction with the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), hosted and participated in a two-day training seminar on the Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement between the European Community and the United Nations (FAFA) and Pillar Assessed Grant or Delegation Agreement (PAGoDA) on the 23 rd and 24 th of May.

The event was opened by UNODC's Ms. Charity Kagwe, Head of the Anti-Corruption Pillar, who articulated UNODC's gratitude to all the participants and, in particular, the expert speakers hosting the Seminar and closed by Regional Representative Amado Philip de Andrés. 

This highly technical training was conducted by senior financial experts from the European Union, who walked the audience through the complex nuances of bilateral and multilateral financial agreements between United Nations Organisations and the European Union, providing particular insight into the current and projected trends in this area, and the key procedures and requirements necessary to create and maintain reliable, enforceable and successful contracts with the European Union. 

The training was attended by a multitude of United Nations organisations, agencies and offices (UNODC, UNON, UNDP, UNEP, UNDCS, UN Habitat, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNICEF, FAO, IFAD and WHO), and provided an open forum for these key organisations to share their experiences in order to catalyse a greater understanding of financial dealings with the European Community.

UNODC was represented at the training by a large team of individuals who undertake key roles in finance, programme and project management.