The United Nations in the Caribbean

The Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) hosted 20 Caribbean farmers and agricultural officers from 11 countries on a 10-day study tour to Japan.
Photo: © UNDP Barbados and OECS

The United Nations serves the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean from offices that represent the Organisation’s Secretariat, Specialized Agencies, programmes, funds and other entities, and that operate at the regional, sub-regional and country levels. Their work is coordinated through a network of six hubs based in Belize, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. The three Country and three Multi-Country Teams in this network collaborate to implement the UN’s regional business plan known as the UN Multi-Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UN MSDCF).  

The MSDCF delivers direct access to UN technical expertise and to the resources and partnerships that can move Caribbean development efforts forward.  This Framework is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the SAMOA Pathway, and the International Human Rights framework; and its strategy is built around the sub-region’s Priority Areas and individual countries’ own development goals. The impact of the MSDCF is continuously monitored and assessed by a UN Regional Steering Committee and performance reports are regularly submitted to Caribbean Governments.

Aside from their regional development coordination, the United Nations Teams in the Caribbean also deliver direct country support. Learn more about this work by selecting from the countries and territories listed above. 


The Sustainable Development Goals in the Caribbean

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the Earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. The United Nations in the Caribbean is supporting delivery on all 17 goals: