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Jamaica to benefit from UN multimillion-dollar fund for sustainable development

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 1:46 PM
Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith signed the United Nations Multi-country Sustainable Development Framework for the Caribbean on behalf of Jamaica.

Jamaica has been listed among 18 governments from the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean which will benefit from US$197.9 million to assist in achieving their sustainable development goals.

The money was provided through various United Nations agencies in the Caribbean.

Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith signed the United Nations Multi-country Sustainable Development Framework for the Caribbean on behalf of Jamaica.

Government Ministries in Jamaica and the regional countries are set to benefit from the programme over the next five years.

The programme is aimed improving health, security, justice and  sustainability within the region.

Johnson Smith said the Planning Institute of Jamaica and the UN resident coordinators office will monitor and evaluate projects done in Jamaica from this fund.