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Message from The Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade of Jamaica

Welcome to the Caribbean Action 2030: Online Platform! a valuable outcome of the Caribbean Action 2030: Regional Conference on the Sustainable Development Goals, held in June 2017. I extend sincere appreciation to my CARICOM colleagues and to our partners, the University of the West Indies and the United Nations Development Programme, for their collaboration in creating this important regional space, in which we can, collectively and more closely, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the SDGs. I also wish to express our gratitude to the developers, Gio Design Studio, for their professionalism and hard work in making this initiative a reality...read more

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Posted by: admin Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 16:25
The process for the development of the Voluntary National Review (VNR) Report used a similar approach to that of the MDGs preparation and built on the momentum created by the process for the formulation of the GSDS. As a final act in this process, a Validation Workshop was held on June 1st, 2017, which included small group sessions to enable clarification and solicitation of comments on the Draft VNR.
 
Belize's institutional arrangement for implementing and monitoring the GSDS is provided by inter-ministerial committees. Membership in five Technical Committees has been drawn from various government ministries associated with achieving five Critical Success Factors outlined in the ...
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Posted by: admin Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 16:10

Belize has made significant strides in transitioning from the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. “Horizon 2030: National Development Framework for Belize 2010-2030” now guides long-term development planning. The strategic priorities for Belize by the year 2030 includes democratic governance for effective public administration and sustainable development; education; economic resilience and a healthy citizenry and environment. Building on this long-term development plan and to guide the implementation of the SDGs the “Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy (GSDS) 2016-2020” was adopted. This is an integrated, systematic approach based on the principles of sustainable development towards a proactive role for the state; accessing global markets; and innovative social policy implementation... read more

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Posted by: admin Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 16:05
The Bahamas is a low-lying, small-island, archipelagic developing state. The country has enjoyed the peaceful transition of Government within its Parliamentary democracy over its 45 years as an independent country, with 4 Prime Ministers serving during that period. The economy, driven by the twin pillars of tourism and financial services, has been generally strong, delivering a high quality of life evidenced by a strong Human Development Index score increasing from levels of
0.778 in 1990 to 0.792 in 2015.
 
Nevertheless, there are some important negative trends which suggest that many have been left behind as the country progressed. Youth unemployment, for example, has remained high – rising to as much as 30% in 2015. Some 13% of the population lives in poverty, with 25% of these being children between the ages of 5-14. Key industries are not producing enough growth to drive sufficient employment expansion. Challenges prevail in both the public...
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Posted by: Jamaica Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:53

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is committed to fulfilling the targets under the United Nations (UN) 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.

He says the Administration takes the SDGs “very seriously”, noting that they are aligned with priorities and projected outcomes under the long-term Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development...

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Posted by: Antigua Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:13
Health is fundamental to human development. All people, regardless of social status, consistently rank good health as a top priority, and healthy people are critical to sustaining societies. It is therefore not surprising that four of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) directly relate to health. The MDGs were successful at focusing global attention and resources on specific, pressing world challenges, including hunger, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and malaria. These issues were placed at the top of the global agenda, inviting international agencies, Governments, non-governmental organizations and civil society, private firms, and other stakeholders to come together in order to achieve the goals.
 
As a result, extreme poverty fell by half, there has been significant progress in the fight against malaria and tuberculosis, and over 2 billion people gained access to safer drinking water.Nonetheless, as with many other global targets, alongside...
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