National Commission

On February 3, 2016

The Council of Ministers of Curaçao ratified the National Development Plan (NDP), which focused on five priority areas: (1) education, (2) economy, (3) sustainability, (4) national identity and (5) good governance and leadership. The NDP outlined 4 priority Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), SDG 4: Quality Education; SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy; SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; and SDG 14: Life Under Water.

Curaçao must commit to achieving sustainable development through actions such as reducing inequality, poverty alleviation, improving education, strengthening national identity and social cohesion, strengthening its diverse economy, focusing on and maintaining environmental sustainability, and good governance. Consequently, Curaçao has expressed its commitment to tackling its development challenges through the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

Upon request of the Government, a team of United Nations Agencies carried out a mission on 18-23 June 2018 to support Curaçao to accelerate progress on implementation, through the so-called “Mainstreaming Acceleration Policy Support (MAPS) approach”.

The UN team consisted of representatives from UNDP, ILO, UNICEF, UNFPA, and ECLAC, and during the mission they met with multiple stakeholders from Government, Parliament, Supreme Court of Audit, national consultative organs, private sector, academia, labor unions, civil society, and youth groups, as well as representatives from the Dutch Government.

The key result of this mission is this Roadmap for SDG implementation in Curaçao.

Five key areas have been identified as priority accelerators:

1. Inclusive, Sustainable Economic Growth
2. Environmental Sustainability
3. Improved Education System
4. Poverty Reduction
5. Youth Empowerment


 

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the Council of Ministers approved the Roadmap for SDG implementation in Curaçao. The Roadmap included an implementation structure of the Curaçao National Commission for the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as a general framework for the further implementation of the NDP and the Agenda 2030 (SDGs).