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CKA Consultation Meetings with Kosovo institutions, Civil Societies and International Partners (4th – 6th November 2019, Pristina, Kosovo)

The UN Kosovo Team (UNKT) is in the penultimate year of its current UN Common Development Plan (UN CDP) for Kosovo covering the 5-year period of 2016-2020. Consequently, the UNKT has initiated the preparation of the next 5-year Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025.  As envisioned in the ongoing UN reform, the new Cooperation Framework will represent the most important instrument for planning and implementation for UN development activities at country level in support of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and relevant regional and national priorities. As an indispensable part of the conceptualizing the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, an independent, comprehensive and collective assessment and analysis of the situation in Kosovo, i.e. the Common Kosovo Analysis (CKA) will be developed by examining progress and gaps, bottlenecks which is a key part of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) preparation. Furthermore, it will be an opportunity in achieving sustainable development within the framework of the global Agenda 2030.

In essence, the CKA closely ties into the commitment of the 2030 Agenda and the pledge to Leave No One Behind. It encompasses aspects of sustainable development, human rights, gender equality, peace and security and humanitarian perspectives. Thus, in order to develop this plan, it was needed to enrich the analysis from different stakeholders in Kosovo. The event took place from the 4th – 6th of November 2019 by involving several Kosovo institutions, Civil Societies and International Partners such as embassies and international NGOs. The event was divided into three sessions by involving different sectors each day. Overall the events hosted representatives from over seventy institutions both local and international.

The main discussion in the consultation was focused on the identification of key development challenges and opportunities for Kosovo. Mainly on the issue of the intersection of factors people face multiple reinforcing sources of deprivation and inequalities, making them more likely to be left behind.  Each session had different institutions that operate in Kosovo. The discussions involved the issues that are associated with the mainstreaming of the SDGs. The overall objective of the Common Kosovo Analysis is through an open discussion process, collectively produce a comprehensive analysis of Kosovo’s situation as the basis for identifying its broad priorities for the next 5-year UN Sustainable Development Cooperation framework.

The three days consultation workshop has been an overall success, which opened a platform for representatives of different sectors to come up front and reflect their views and their reality by delivering the analysis of the challenges Kosovo is facing in moving forward regarding development and the overall achievement of the SDGs. The feedback were set to make part of the compilation of the upcoming UN Common Development Plan (UN CDP) for Kosovo( 2016-2020) and the next 5-year Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025.

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