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Framework Of Cooperation Agreements

Cooperation should receive private sector funds from the state budget, EU funds and other sources as soon as the agreement has been ratified. Each agreement and its provisions are specific to the scope of cooperation; this may include exchange of information, mutual identification projects, access to databases, mutual representation or means of technical assistance. The Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement (FAFA), signed in 2003, provides the general framework for the contribution agreements between the EU and UNDP. The Global Partnership builds on international efforts to ensure the effectiveness of development cooperation and extends the agenda from an aid programme to one that aims to maximise the impact of all forms of development cooperation. The EU and UNDP agreed to make joint efforts to encourage all stakeholders, including emerging countries and private sector actors, to actively participate in this global partnership. It facilitates administrative cooperation by standardizing contractual arrangements and committing to rely on United Nations audit, control, accounting and attribution procedures. This Agreement shall apply to all Directorates-General of the European Commission and to all United Nations organisations which are Parties. In 2012, Vietnam and the European Union (EU) signed the Framework Agreement for Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation (CPA), which further expands the scope of cooperation in many areas, including culture. In order to achieve common objectives and promote cultural diversity, the two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in the implementation of the 2005 UNESCO Convention, with emphasis on political dialogue, the integration of culture into sustainable development and the fight against poverty, in order to promote the formation of a dynamic culture through the development of cultural industries. At present, the parties concerned have completed the process of ratifying the agreement and discussed the establishment of sub-committees to implement the content of the cooperation.

Communication and visibility are essential for the EU to mobilise its citizens and governments, to continue to engage in development aid and cooperation, as well as in the strategic partnership between the EU and UNDP. Without prejudice to the cooperation established by this Agreement, mutual assistance between customs administrative authorities shall be granted in accordance with the Protocol of 12 June 2001 on mutual assistance in customs matters to the Framework Cooperation Agreement. . . .

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