Humanity needs leadership and solidarity to defeat the coronavirus
The joint programme is funded through the UN Joint SDG Fund which has the objective to support countries to accelerate their progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A key part of this role of the UN Joint SDG Fund is catalyzing additional and innovative financing for the SDGs. This UN Suriname joint programme, a first on sustainable financing and supported by the UN Joint SDG Fund, supports the development of financing strategies and enabling frameworks for SDG investment in Suriname.
The project has started with the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items to the government partners of the project. In the new year, more institutions will benefit from this activity.
UNDP Suriname’s COVID-19 response strengthens safe monitoring by police, extends to social institutions and persons with disabilities, partners on reducing Gender Based Violence, and works with the UN system on targeted assessments.
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"...Corruption drains resources from people who need them, undermines trust in institutions, exacerbates the vast inequalities exposed by the virus, and hinders a strong recovery. We cannot allow stimulus funds and vital emergency resources to be diverted..."
On November 11th, 2020 UNDP Suriname provided personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Justice and Police.

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