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Jakarta Post

UN helps NTT deals with poverty

  • The Jakarta Post

Kupang   /   Fri, June 18 2010   /  10:22 am

KUPANG: The UN is committed to assisting East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) address poverty problems, UN Resident Coordinator for Indonesia El Mostafa Ben Lamlih has said in Kupang. Mostafa said Tuesday the UN had a special agenda and would continue coordinating with local administrations to deal with those problems. He was speaking at the unveiling the five-year cooperation scheme involving eight UN organizations, including the UNDP, Unicef and the UNHCR.Apart from poverty, he added, the UN was also ready to partner with local administrations to address problems in the fields of health, education, economy, infrastructure, judicial systems and the environment.NTT Governor Frans Leburaya hoped UN aid would ease the province’s poverty, which affects almost half of the province’s population of 4.6 million. — JP