The Bahamian government signed on to the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework on Friday, February 11th.
The framework, which supports the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the international development plans of the individual countries in the English- and the Dutch-speaking Caribbean, acts as the instrument for the planning and implementation of the UN development activities towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda.
This administration recognizes the value in this connection as many of our priorities align with the Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework such as the drive towards ‘Shared Prosperity and Economic Resilience’, the commitment to promote ‘Equality and Well-Being’, the determination to ‘Leave No-one Behind’, the effort to build ‘Resilience to climate change shocks and a sustainable natural resource management’, the commitments to promote ‘Peace and Safety’, and to uphold the principles of ‘Justice, and the Rule of Law’.
Prime Minister Davis stated that the government is thrilled to become a part of this regional framework and that “We’re grateful that it is to be created with our input and happy that it ensures that all voices from participating countries in the region are heard and represented.”
The need for such international connections is of immense importance as The Bahamas is particularly more vulnerable to the effects of Climate Change.
“We understand too well that rising sea levels, rising temperatures, and more frequent and more severe hurricanes are not challenges that we can overcome on our own. The need for partnerships, especially global partnerships, is now greater than ever before,” said Prime Minister Davis.