The United Nations in Suriname

For more than 60 years, the United Nations has supported the people and the Government of the Republic of Suriname through development aid and technical cooperation, ensuring respect for human rights, as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Suriname carries out its vision of Delivering as One through a joint framework called the UN Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF) in the Caribbean. 

The UNCT in Suriname implements the UN MSDF for the Caribbean guided by a Country Implementation Plan (CIP) for Suriname. This CIP operationalizes the higher-level outcomes of the regional programme into concrete, measurable and time-bound outputs and activities for Suriname. It is the annual plan which consolidates activities and expected results agreed upon between the Government of Suriname and the United Nations.

About the UN in Suriname
A picture taken during the first SDG Gallery in Suriname in commemoration of the UN 74th anniversary.

Milestones

  1. December 1975 - Suriname becomes the 144th Member State of the United Nations.
  2. March 1993 - Suriname ratifies the Convention on the Rights of the Child and thereafter reports to the UN Child Rights Committee. The United Nations in Suriname continues efforts to coordinate the policy on women and child issues with the Government of Suriname.
  3. April 2007 - The United Nations Suriname launches its "Delivering as One" initiative to promote joint planning and implementation.
  4. January 2015 - Suriname adopts the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with the Sustainable Development Goals. These are well aligned with the United Nations Development Framework for Suriname.
  5. January 2017 – The Government of the Republic of Suriname and the UN in Suriname sign the UN Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF) 2017 – 2021. The UN MSDF is a One UN regional framework, capturing joint efforts between Suriname and the United Nations and aims to ensure that no one is left behind in national development efforts.
  6. February 2019 - Suriname deposits its instrument of ratification to the Paris Agreement and submits its National Determined Contributions (NDCs) for the years 2020 through 2030 to the The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat.

The Sustainable Development Goals in Suriname

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. These are the goals the UN is working on in Suriname: