Mr. Joshua Setipa

Setipa lands UN director role

  • 6 December, 2018

Lesotho will immensely benefit from the appointment of former Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Joshua Setipa, as the United Nations (UN) Technology Bank Managing Director, said local Economist Mr. Arthur Majara.

Mr. Setipa has been appointment as the UN Technology Bank Managing Director at the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).

Mr. Majara said the country is not represented in most of the international bodies, but Mr. Setipa, as a former politician, knows the needs and challenges of Basotho well, adding that he will be expected to do his best to make the country a better place for all.

He further pointed out that this is a huge advantage as Mr. Setipa will always be sympathetic to Basotho and bring about the much needed change in the country.

UN-OHRLLS was founded in 2001 by the United Nations resolution 56/227. The current UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the Office is Gyan Chandra Acharya who was appointed in 2012.

The office has several roles for its client group. For the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries, it helps to ensure implementation of the programmes and supports the UN Economic and Social Council in assessing progress.

It supports follow-ups of the Almaty Declaration and Programme of Action for Transit Transport Cooperation between Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries, and the UN Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States.

It carries out relevant advocacy and seeks international support for its client group with the UN and society in generally and it also supports consultation within its client group. Lena

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