Representatives of 9 United Nations Agencies visited Aruba

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ORANJESTAD – On February 2, 2023, a delegation of the United Nations arrived in Aruba for a working visit.

It is the first time that such a large delegation, consisting of various organizations of the United Nations, visited Aruba. They were introduced to Aruba and advised on how Aruba can benefit from their input, but also probed how to complement other existing programs ongoing in Aruba, among others, the Landspakket.

The United Nations has ample experience concerning policies in small islands as they are already assisting over 50 islands worldwide. The Government of Aruba is excited about the visit of the experts of the principal agencies for Sustainable Development in Aruba.

On February 2, 2023, the delegation met with the ministers, department heads, and government policymakers. They also met with civil society and also had separate programs.

The Prime Minister, on behalf of the Government of Aruba, welcomes Mr. Denis Zulu, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations for Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, Trinidad, Suriname, and all the representatives of the different United Nations Organizations.

She thanked them for their work in benefit of Aruba. “In a year of union and positivism for a stronger and more resilient Aruba, all expert support for the sustainable development of Aruba is essential”, the Prime Minister stated.