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St Lucia signs United Nations sustainable development framework

By Caribbean News Global contributor

CASTRIES, St Lucia – Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Philip J. Pierre and United Nations Resident Coordinator, Didier Trebucq signed a five year United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (MSDCF) at a virtual ceremony on January 14, 2022.

In his remarks, prime minister Pierre highlighted the need to address the complexities of the country’s socio-economic dynamics with an approach to development that involves effective coordination and integration of the government’s efforts to optimize benefits to our people.

“The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the support of the MSDCF will allow Saint Lucia, as a developing nation to find innovative strategies to end poverty, address inequalities and address the pressing issue of climate change,” said Pierre.

Trebucq affirmed that the new partnership would provide opportunities for the recovery of economies from the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and provide a people-centric approach to development over the next five years.

“The Multi-Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (MSDCF) is aligned with the government of Saint Lucia’s strategic position to address the vulnerabilities in society and will seek to promote the principles of inclusiveness, equity, good governance, and economic and climate resilience,” said the office of the prime minister in a press release Friday.



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