The UN Resident Coordinators of the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN-MSDF) Regional Steering Committee met in Placencia, Belize on March 1st, 2017 at their annual meeting.
The current Chair of the Committee, Mr. Christian Salazar, Resident Coordinator of the UNDP graciously invited the Government of Belize to share Belize’s experience in ensuring policy coherence with the Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy (GSDS) to the Sustainable Development goals and objectives of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. CEO Yvonne Hyde of the Ministry of Economic Development informed on the governance structure in place for the GSDS and the progress made with its implementation.
H.E. Lawrence Sylvester, CEO in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who deputized for Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs, updated the meeting on the outcome of Belize’s Inaugural Meeting of the UN Joint Steering Committee held in December 2016. CEO Sylvester also mentioned some of the current challenges of the global climate and the pressures these can exert on Belize’s progress in its human development.
Other high level Belizean officials who participated in the Meeting included Mr.Victor Alegria, the Director of Sustainable Development and Dr. Tanya Nunez, the Stann Creek Education Manager.