Transcriptof Statement by DSRSG Nigel Fisherat Closing Press Conference of ADF

In the last couple of months the Government has been engaged in a very difficult process of negotiating how to allocate scarce resources between many competing priorities often of equal importance. I think it has done its job and now it is very much up to the international community to respond – but not by choosing priorities within the budget but by providing both early and predictable funding for this range of important priorities that have been incorporated in the budget. It is very essential that the international community allows the Government to be able to predict the flow of resources for its many priorities.