St. Maarten signs deal with UNDPPOSTED: 04/25/12 3:34 PM
GREAT BAY – St. Maarten will sign an agreement with the United Nations Development Program UNDP in the next couple of days for the development of a National Development Plan for St. Maarten, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced last Friday in a video address to the Soualiga Foundation Student forum in Bodegraven. “This will include all facets of development of our nation and its people. This plan will demand of all of us some critical thinking about the St. Maarten we want to see in the coming decade and beyond.”
The PM told the students that St. Maarten has “joined the big league”: “As a country we are firstly responsible for guaranteeing and reporting on human and social rights’ achievements of our society. We are called to measure and report on our performances in these areas and in doing so take a critical look at the sustainable development issues, laying the foundation for future generations.”.
The UNDP is the United Nations‘ global development network, it advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP operates in 177 countries, working with nations on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.