The United Nations Sub-regional Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean is doing its part to spread holiday cheer.
Today UN Resident Coordinator, Didier Trebucq, and members of the UN Sub-regional Team presented care packages containing foodstuff and toiletries to two Barbadian schools. Principal of the Arthur Smith Primary School, Ms. Wilma McClean and Principal of the Graydon Sealy Secondary School, Mr. Peter Cox accepted the donations on behalf of their respective students. In making the presentation, the UN Head said the initiative of the UN family show's the team's solidarity with families affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The UN family remains committed to supporting the people of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean , who continue to show tremendous resilience in the wake of the ongoing socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can continue to count on the UN as an ally as we seek to ensure sustainable recovery leaving no one behind.”
Mr. Trebucq said noted that the UN was in the process of concluding agreements with member Governments on a new five-year UN Multi-Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework that will provide a clear roadmap for how countries will be supported to achieve two urgent priorities: accelerate progress towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and facilitate faster recovery from the socio-economic impact of COVID-19.
The donations of care packages, once concluded, is expected to benefit some 130 students.