Country Programme 2007-2011

The UNFPA sub-regional office for the  Caribbean, located in Jamaica, has participated in the formulation of common country assessments (CCAs) and United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs) with all United Nations country teams in the subregion.  The objective common to all six UNDAFs that is relevant to the UNFPA programme is poverty reduction and the attainment of an optimum level of human and social development.

The overall goal of the  UNFPA country programme is to contribute to reducing poverty and improving the quality of life of the population of the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean countries by promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and equity, and by integrating population-related factors into development strategies and plans.

The overarching strategic approach of UNFPA is to focus on sustainability through capacity-building and the promotion of intersectoral and inter-institutional collaboration to support Governments in implementing the ICPD Programme of Action. Strategies will be implemented primarily within the framework of the various efforts of United Nations country teams to contribute to national development agendas.