Manila 5 April 2019 – United Nations Development Programme was awarded the “Development Aid of the Year Award” for Biodiversity at the Mission:PHL Envoys & Expats Recognition Awards last April 4, 2019 at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City.
UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Mr. Enrico Gaveglia received the award in a ceremony attended by members of the diplomatic community, bilateral and multilateral aid agencies, government officials, and the media. Mr. Gaveglia dedicated the award to the local communities UNDP is working with, and encouraged the attendees to “commit to a common purpose of pursuing sustainable progress not at the expense of future generations.”
Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teoodoro Locsin Jr. also conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to the diplomatic corps and multilateral and bilateral aid agencies in the Philippines. He added that “development cooperation is a shared responsibility and vision with the desire to uplift the lives of people in the most effective and efficient way.”
Organized by Business Mirror, Mission:PHL celebrates the role of nations and development aid partners in helping the Philippine government improve the lives and future of the Filipino people. It is the first and only recognition awards of its kind in the country today. Apart from the Biodiversity Award, Business Mirror also bestowed the following recognition to projects in different sectors from agriculture, trade, technology, education and tourism.
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