Draft for UN Regional Centre Project Presented

The Panamanian Government proposes to build in its country, a UN Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Construction of the UN regional center in Panama will cost an estimated $38 million.

The Vice President and Foreign Minister, Juan Carlos Varela, presented the project to the Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) and requested that support be provided for full funding of the initiative which will strengthen the capacity of the United Nations in the region.

The United Nations Regional Center will be located in the Ciudad del Saber and will feature a group of four completely "green" buildings that will house over 700 staff from 16 UN organizations.

Agencies participating in the regional center project are: UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNEP, WFP, UNOPS, UNAIDS, OCHA, UNHCR, OHCHR, ISDR, PAHO / PED, UN-HABITAT, UNIFEM, UNODC, FAO.

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