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Sep 18, 2023

PM On Free Education And Social Protection at 2023 SDG Summit

Prime Minister John Briceño

PM Briceño’s remarks at the 2023 SDG Summit also focused on key areas of social protection, education and disaster risk reduction. The Prime Minister also made an urgent call for greater international assistance for developing nations.


Prime Minister John Briceño

“By 2024 implement a national risk management plan, supplemented by disaster specific strategies for hurricane, floods and droughts. By 2025, finalize a special education policy, expand the free education policy program in impoverished areas, implement early childhood development investments, and expand adult remedial initiatives. Approve by 2024 a costed social protection program, social protection strategy. Implement by 2026 our national digital agenda to modernize governance, to accelerate achievement of all SDGs, We will legally established a resourced and empowered sustainable development department. Regrettably, international cooperation and development finance are not at the scale required. I reiterate Belize’s urgent call for reform of the International Financial Architecture and the adoption of the Multi-Dimensional Vulnerability Index. The SDG is a collective commitment. Taiwan and other partners are supporting our pursuit and I call others to join us in inclusivity, equity and solidarity to create a sustainable future.”

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