What is the Regular Programme of Technical Cooperation?
|The Regular Programme of Technical Cooperation (RPTC), established by the General Assembly in its resolution 58(I)in 1946, serves to support developing countries, least developed countries, countries in economies in transition, and countries emerging from conflict in their capacity development efforts.Technical cooperation activities funded by the RPTC are small scale, demand driven and focused, targeting specific elements or member States requirements to meet international commitments arising from the outcome of UN conference and summits. The programme provides the operative flexibility for implementing entities to respond to urgent, unanticipated needs of developing countries, in a rapid-response capacity that is not provided for in any other section of the regular budget biennial workplan. Activities under the RPTC often have a multiplier effect, on many occasions working to mobilize extra-budgetary funding to respond to development needs on a large scale.|
How does RPTC benefit member States of the Regional Commissions?
|The RPTC is an important component of the Regional Commissions’ technical cooperation, which builds on their normative and analytical work and feeds into the intergovernmental dialogue. It enables the Regional Commission to respond to requests from their respective member States in addressing emerging needs and providing urgent technical assistance, utilizing the Regional Commissions’ multi-disciplinary strength.The modalities used by the Regional Commissions for the RPTC include, inter alia, the following:
Using these modalities, the RPTC resources enabled, for example:
How do Regional Commissions support MDG achievement through RPTC?
|The Millennium Declaration provides a shared vision and a common development agenda for the international community, sharpening the focus of the global development task of the United Nations. The Millennium Declaration recognizes the special needs of least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing states. Through the RPTC, the Regional Commissions provide technical assistance to these countries in developing the capacity of Governments to formulate and implement policies for sustainable economic and social development, while accelerating the pace towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.|
|For details, please visit each Regional Commission’s RPTC webpage.|