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Guyana signs on to five-year UN Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework

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By Mark Murray

Guyana has officially signed on to the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework in the Caribbean as the international body aims to create a better world, lessen poverty and better the rule-of-law globally.

The Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework was officially launched following the signing of an agreement between the Government of Guyana and the United Nations on Friday.

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan inked the five-year implementation plan which was developed with Guyana’s national development in mind. According to Jordan, the partnership with the international agency is one that will require full participation of all stakeholders especially the lead partners such as government line Ministries and budget agencies.

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo shared the view that the UN framework will decrease the administrative burden on national governments and prompt a more cohesive response to regional and national challenges.

Meanwhile, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mikiko Tanaka said Guyana with 17 other countries and territories have agreed to formally adopt the regional framework. She said it also allows the UN to collaborate with regional enteritis such as CARICOM to tackle common challenges in the region.

The budgetary allocation of the UN Multi-country Sustainable Development Framework is US 197.9 million dollars which will be dispersed over the 5year duration of the plan.

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