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United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework in the Caribbean 2016



Country Programme 2017 to 2021

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UNICEF’s mandate is to support the Government in meeting its commitment to fulfill the rights of Jamaican children – as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child – and in achieving national goals for development under Vision 2030. 

UNICEF does this by working with a wide range of government and non-governmental partners to improve the quality and accessibility of essential services for children, the design of policies and laws intended to protect children’s rights, and the use of research and data that serves children.

Every five years, UNICEF and the Government of Jamaica enter a programme of cooperation based on a thorough situation analysis of the major issues affecting children and their families.

UNICEF provides both technical expertise and financial support to our partners based on this agreement. Under the current 2017-2021 Country Programme, UNICEF has sharpened its focus on reaching the most vulnerable children, through four main areas:

  • Safety and Justice

  • Health Promotion

  • Lifelong Learning 

  • Social Inclusion for Children 

The Country Programme document is guided by the country’s national development priorities (Vision 2030 and the associated medium-term socioeconomic policy framework 2015-2018) and the Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway. The programme contributes to the results of the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework for the seventeen English- and Dutch-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean. 

Country Programme 2017 to 2021 Country Programme 2017 to 2021

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