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Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2017. 1:12 pm CST.


By BBN Staff: Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release informing that Minister Wilfred Elrington and the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Belize, Christian Salazar Volkmann, signed the United Nations Multi-country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF) at a brief ceremony held in Belize City on the 7th of December 2016.

The United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework 2017 – 2021 is a strategic framework that represents the United Nations’ collective and coherent response to addressing the common development challenges of the English and Dutch Caribbean.  It provides a common platform for development cooperation to Belize that is strongly rooted and linked to national priorities.

By signing this framework, the Government and the United Nations System (UNS) in Belize reaffirmed their commitment to support the framework’s implementation process in efforts to realize the country’s long term development goals as expressed in Horizon 2030 and Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy.

UNS in Belize reiterated its commitment to support the people and Government of Belize while the GOB committed to continue strengthening its strategic partnerships with the various UN agencies in the country.

The UN MSDF priority areas of engagement will be implemented by 13 UN participating organizations, both resident and non-resident, working together with national and international development partners, including government, civil society and private sector that will guide the development assistance activities of the UN in Belize towards achieving:

  • An Inclusive, Equitable and Prosperous Caribbean
  • A Healthy Caribbean
  • A Safe, Cohesive and Just Caribbean
  • A Sustainable and Resilient Caribbean


Belize is the first country in the Caribbean to officially launch the UN MSDF.


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