New Programme Cooperation Document (CPD) 2022-2026 formally handed over to Suriname Government
priorities include child protection, quality health and nutrition services, poverty reduction, climate resilient WASH services
Today, March 10, 2022, the Deputy Representative of UNICEF Guyana and Suriname, Mr. Irfan Akhtar, handed over the new Programme Cooperation Document (CPD) 2022-2026 to the Permanent Secretary of International Affairs, Ambassador Miriam MacIntosh’ of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation Suriname.
The CPD, which was developed through an inclusive and participatory process involving extensive consultations with a wide range of /stakeholders including the government and youth, was endorsed by UNICEF’s Executive Board during the first regular session this year from 8-11 February 2022.
The Deputy Representative highlighted the key outcomes of the New Cooperation Programme which are directly aligned with three of the four priority areas of the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNMSDCF), 2022–2026: (a) pillar 2, equality, well-being and leaving no one behind, through the outcomes on health and nutrition, education and social protection; (b) pillar 3, resilience to climate change and sustainable natural resource management, through an outcome on climate resilience and WASH; and (c) pillar 4, peace, safety, justice, and the rule of law, through an outcome on child protection.
“We are looking forward to continue our support to the government to empower young people ensuring they are mentally and physically healthy, are better protected from violence and abuse, and live in an environment with good access to clean drinking water and good hygiene”. The deputy representative acknowledged the good partnership and support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in their coordinating role and is looking forward to achieving results in good partnership with all stakeholders considering internal and external capacities.
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