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