Welcome to Sustainable Development Goals Antigua and Barbuda

HON. Gaston browne
Prime Minister, Minister of Finance,
Corporate Governance & Public Partnerships

Dear Readers,

On behalf of the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda, we are particularly pleased to welcome you to our website that is dedicated to monitoring the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

HON. E.P. Chet GreenE
Minister of Foreign Affairs,
International Trade & Immigration

Dear Readers,

My Ministry has been charged with the critical task of coordinating and monitoring the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Antigua and Barbuda. This space is a testament to our unwavering dedication and commitment to “build forward stronger” by way of the global goals.

End poverty and hunger in all forms and dimensions, and ensuring all persons everywhere have access to good health and quality education, dignity and equality in a healthy environment. Focus is placed on achieving goals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous, and fulling lives and that economic, social, and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature. Focus is placed on achieving goals 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Protect our planet’s natural resources and climate to support the needs of the present and future generations. Focus is placed on achieving goals 6, 13, 14, and 15.
Foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies complemented by strengthened institutions. Focus is placed on achieving goal 16.
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership and solidarity for Sustainable Development. Focus is placed on achieving goal 17.

The Sustainable Development Goals, are seventeen (17) interconnected ‘global goals’ that are a  “…blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all people by 2030. They were unanimously adopted by 193 Member States of the United Nations (UN), including Antigua and Barbuda, at a historic UN General Assembly Summit in 2015.

SDG Related Initiatives

free seedling distribution
Pink Sand Beach
cruise walkway
Joy-Marie King
Director of International Trade

Antigua and Barbuda's VNR Process

Antigua and Barbuda presented its first Voluntary National Report under the theme “Build Forward Stronger” reporting on all seventeen goals under the five Ps approach (people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership). Cognizant that sustainable development can only be achieved through an all-inclusive and integrative approach, we undertook efforts to consult with our stakeholders across the country with inclusivity being the guiding principle of the VNR process. The process was conducted under very uncertain and challenging times considering the ongoing protracted COVID 19 pandemic. This reality rendered traditional ways of face-to-face engagements and gathering of information impossible. Therefore, effective approaches in line with our national COVID 19 protocols had to be explored and utilised to produce a quality report. The VNR process for Antigua and Barbuda was headed by the International Trade Unit within the Ministry of Foreign  Affairs and its two-member team sought to undertake several internal measures to facilitate the successful process.

VNR Video Presentation

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