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MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

Slovenia takes part in the work of European Union bodies shaping the policies, programmes and instruments of EU development assistance and humanitarian aid. At the operational level, it contributes delegates to and participates in programmes of EU Council working groups for development cooperation (CODEV/DEVGEN), Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) and the Working Party on Humanitarian Aid and Food Aid (COHAFA). It also helps to organise meetings of directors-general for development. Member States hold the dialogue at the ministerial level at informal meetings of development ministers and during Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meetings. Slovenia allocates a substantial sum to the EU budget, which is then channeled to recipient countries through the financial instruments of EU development cooperation.

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Slovenia actively participates and allocates funds within bodies, conventions and agencies of the United Nations, and in many other global institutions engaging in international development cooperation, particularly within the General Assembly Second Committee, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Commission on Population and Development, UNICEF, the UN Development Programme and UN Population Fund (UNDP/UNFPA), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the International Trade Centre (ITC), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM).

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Slovenia has been a member of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD DAC) since 4 December 2013 and participates in OECD DAC working bodies, particularly the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness, Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT) and Network on Development Evaluation. It reports to the Committee on the implementation of commitments with regard to financing for development.

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