MDG Report handed to Prime Minister of Sint Maarten
9 February 2011
At the University of St.
Martin, the Honorable Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams was handed the
first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Report for Sint Maarten. The
significance of this report is not to be underestimated. We shall use this
document as a basis for the National Development Program for our newly
established country—Sint Maarten.
|First Millennium Development Goals Report
for Curacao and Sint Maarten 2011.
As such, the MDG report serves as a
guiding document whereby all sectors of government will be able to use this
research-based information to further develop Government policies.
The first Report on MDG was put together by the (MDG) workgroup, consisting
of civil servants of several ministries, members of NGO's, and the private
sector—guided by Loekie Morales of the Department of Interior and Kingdom
This report will afford many in the development of Sint
Maarten in various capacities as a working and guiding document and a basis
for the National Development Plan.
The making of the MDG report
consists of collecting and analyzing data about the eight MDGs and has
recommendations on how to proceed with the goals. Sint Maarten as
partner in the United Nations Millennium Declaration of 2000 along with
countries around the globe is working diligently to accomplish the goals by
Edo Stork and Okama Brook, representatives of the United
Nations Development Program (UNDP), and co-writers of the MDG report, were
present at the presentation of the report to the Hon. Prime Minister.
They have given their appreciation and compliments to the work done by
the MDG Workgroup. The report is a joint production of Curacao, Sint
Maarten and the UNDP. Present were Secretary Generals, Department
Heads, members from non-profit organizations, and other members of the
The MDG's are eight internationally-agreed targets aimed
to reduce poverty, hunger, maternal and child deaths, diseases, inadequate
shelter, gender inequality and environmental degradation by 2015.
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