Saturday, May 25, 2024

Sustainable Development Goals

Ministry of Sustainable Development and UNICEF Sign MOU

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize a partnership for the protection of children, mothers, and vulnerable Belizeans.

IDB discusses important matters at their annual meeting held in Ambergris Caye, Belize

The Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) member countries from Central America and the Dominican Republic held their 36th annual meeting in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, to discuss priorities for the region's sustainable development and explore partnerships. The event, held from February 20th through the 21st, was also the ground of discussions for the development agendas of the area and the support of further contributions and strengthening public and private interventions. The meeting also looked at ways to benefit the most vulnerable populations.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Joint Programme Launched to Support Social Protection and Local Economic Development in Belize

The Government of Belize along with the programme's Participating United Nations Organizations (PUNOs)— International Labour Organization - Caribbean Office (ILO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF Belize) and World Food Programme (WFP) —last Thursday launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Joint Programme to support in building a resilient Belize through universal, adaptive and sustainable social protection and local economic development.

Belize remains steadfast to be certified as a malaria-free country

World Malaria Day was observed on November 6, 2021, under the theme “Reaching the zero malaria target,” a strategic advocacy and communications campaign that aims to keep malaria high on the political agenda and increase advocacy and commitment among stakeholders in an effort to draw communities into action.

Belize Elected to Economic and Social Council

The United Nations General Assembly met on June 7th, 2021 to elect new members of the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) by secret ballot. Belize won, by a wide margin, one of the three seats assigned to the Latin America and Caribbean region on the council for the term 2022 to 2024.

Belize Celebrates World Malaria Day 2021

Belize joined the world on April 25, 2021, in celebrating World Malaria Day under the theme, “Maintaining the Zero Malaria Target”. The theme focuses on global and regional achievements of countries that are approaching the goal of malaria elimination.

UK champions issues faced by Small Island Developing States in Roundtable

The UK, working with co-hosts Belize and Fiji, has brought together Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in a virtual roundtable to broker better access to finance and identify solutions for a resilient recovery from coronavirus. Small island states are on the frontline of climate change and are already bearing the brunt of its impacts. They have a high vulnerability to natural disasters, and will suffer as sea levels rise and fragile ecosystems and biodiversity come under threat. They also face significant challenges for employment, government revenues, and export income, most acutely from tourism and remittances which are highly vulnerable to economic shocks and climate change. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated these issues, putting more pressure on small island’s finances and diverting resources from ongoing work to protect against natural disasters and climate change. The conference aimed to find practical recommendations for improving access to concessional finance to support continued progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Belize Hosts First Mesoamerica Project Executive Commissioners Meeting

Belize hosted the First Meeting of the Executive Commission of the Mesoamerica Integration and Development Project under its Co-Presidency Pro-tempore of the Mesoamerica Integration and Development Project. During the meeting, Presidential Commissioners of the Project received Belize’s Work Plan and Calendar of Activities of its Co-Pro-Tempore Presidency. Mexico serves as a Permanent Pro-tempore Presidency of the Project.