About the United Nations in Multi-Country Office (MCO) Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean

The Sub-regional Team for UN Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean celebrating UN Day in 2019.

The United Nations Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Multi-Country Office (MCO) is located at UN House, Marine Gardens, Christ Church on the island's South Coast. The UN House was officially opened by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on 2 January, 2002, who described the facility as a symbol of "the great potential and realities of regional cooperation and integration in an interdependent world".

The Barbados-based MCO comprises 18 UN agencies and covers seven independent nations: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 3 British Overseas territories: Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat.

In keeping with the Global UN Reform, the UN Sub-regional Team (UNST), functions under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator. The team supports Members States, through five joint programmes, in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. In alignment with the 2030 Agenda, the UN partners with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the private sector, civil society groups and development partners to help governments meet their national priorities and respond to development challenges.


The Sustainable Development Goals in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean

The United Nations Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean in collaboration with its partners is supporting implementation of the sustainable development goals across the 10 countries covered by our multi-country office (MCO). These 17 Global Goals are a roadmap to address the most pressing challenges facing Caribbean citizens and persons all over the world, to create a sustainable future for all. Kindly note that the data visualizations show an aggregate of the Caribbean. To view the disaggregated data per country, please click on the name of the country or territory you wish to explore.