"MAPS Mission" for the implementation of  Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals

  • From December 3 to 7, 2018, a United Nations mission was in Cameroon as part of the process of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

Under the leadership of the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT), the objective of the mission was to support the Government in the identification and prioritization of targets, to accelerate the economic, inclusive and sustainable growth for its inclusion in public policies.

During the mission, the MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration, Policy Support) met the Prime Minister, Head of Government, and the Minister Delegate to MINEPAT. The delegation also conducted consultations with sectoral ministries, representatives of civil society, the private sector and development partners.

He then reiterated the commitment of the Government of Cameroon, to implement the SDGs and reach the priority targets for the country.

The Minister Delegate to MINEPAT stressed the importance of integrating the SDGs into the document for the second phase of Vision 2035 in Cameroon, which is currently being drawn up.

Discussions were also carried out for the establishment of a coordination mechanism representing all actors in the Cameroonian society for the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs, and a roadmap has been established with a view to enabling Cameroon to continue its reflection on the contextualization and the effective implementation of public policies.

"The SDGs are a priority for Cameroon," noted Philémon Yang, Prime Minister of the MAPS mission. He then reiterated the commitment of the Government of Cameroon, to implement the SDGs and reach the priority targets for the country.

The Minister Delegate to MINEPAT stressed the importance of integrating the SDGs into the document for the second phase of Vision 2035 in Cameroon, which is currently being drawn up.

Discussions were also carried out for the establishment of a coordination mechanism representing all actors in the Cameroonian society for the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs, and a roadmap has been established with a view to enabling Cameroon to continue its reflection on the contextualization and the effective implementation of public policies.

"The SDGs integration process will be following the fundamental principle of leaving no one behind, to prioritize the inclusion of the most vulnerable populations," noted Ms. Allegra Baiocchi, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations system in Cameroon. Their realization requires the commitment of all actors: the government, civil society, and the private sector, she added.

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UN entities involved in this initiative
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
IFAD
International Fund for Agricultural Development
ILO
International Labor Organization
IOM
International Organization for Migration
OCHA
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
OHCHR
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNV
United Nations Volunteers
WFP
World Food Programme
WHO
World Health Organization