About the United Nations in Multi-Country Office (MCO) Trinidad and Tobago
The United Nations Multi-Country Office for Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten is located in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and covers five independent countries.
In Trinidad and Tobago, the UN utilises the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF) to define how the UN will jointly achieve development results in partnership with 18 English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean countries and Overseas Territories for the period 2017-2021.
The countries covered are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cura ҫao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The framework aims to ensure that no one is left behind in national development efforts, and exemplifies the commonly shared belief that similar development challenges of the Caribbean countries require a coherent and coordinated response by the UN.
An Inclusive, Equitable and Prosperous Caribbean. Access to quality education and life-long learning increased, for enhanced employability and sustainable economic development. Access to equitable social protection systems, quality services and sustainable economic opportunities improved.
- A Healthy Caribbean. Universal access to quality health care services and systems improved Laws, policies, and systems introduced to support healthy lifestyles among all segments of the population
- A Safe, Cohesive, and Just Caribbean. Capacities of public policy and rule-of-law institutions and civil society organisations strengthened Equitable access to justice, protection, citizen security and safety reinforced.
- A Sustainable and Resilient Caribbean. Policies and programmes for climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and universal access to clean and sustainable energy in place Inclusive and sustainable solutions adopted for the conservation, restoration, and use of ecosystems and natural resources
- The SAMOA Pathway: The SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (S.A.M.O.A) Pathway is an international framework that was developed as the outcome of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) held in Apia, Samoa. The Conference, with the overarching theme "The sustainable development of Small Island developing States through genuine and durable partnerships", played a significant role in identifying SIDS priorities that needed to be considered in the formulation of the 2030 Agenda. The Caribbean region, inclusive of Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten, is home to a number of SIDS that face similar development challenges, such as geographic and economic isolation.
- COVID-19 Response: Through the United Nations agency, PAHO/WHO, the UN has been supporting the Multi-Country Offices in preventing, detecting, and responding to the pandemic. In addition to monitoring the response, the UN agency is also covering the procurement of Personal Protection Equipment.