Barbados has signed a two-year Country Implementation Plan (CIP) with the United Nations (UN).
The UN Resident Coordinator for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Didier Trebucq and Minister in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ryan Straughn, signed the accord on Friday at UN House in Christ Church, during a ceremony to launch a new UN joint programme for Barbados and Montserrat.
It will guide the planning and implementation of country-specific UN development activities under the umbrella of the UN’s five-year Regional Multi-country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (MSDCF).
The plan will operationalise MSDCF outcomes at the country level, in fulfillment of the government’s national priorities and in pursuit of the 2030 agenda.
According to Minister Straughn, as Barbados takes fresh guard, the country is pleased to work with the UN to ensure those most vulnerable can fully participate in the recovery.
Meanwhile, Mr. Trebucq revealed the CIP signing, within the framework of the new joint programme launch, was a practical demonstration of how Barbados and the UN development system is pursuing more tailored cooperation for development.
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