WILLEMSTAD, Sept. 28, 2022 – The acting resident coordinator of the United Nations (UN) for the English-speaking and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, Mr. Dennis Zulu, a native of Zambia, together with his staff member and a local contact person paid a courtesy visit to the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao this morning.
There, he exchanged views and ideas with the technical secretariat of the SER on the advisory board’s role in shaping and fleshing out the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the SDGs, which have been prioritized for the Caribbean, and how his office could provide technical support in this regard.
Mr. Zulu is in Curaçao these days as part of an official introduction and will sign a cooperation agreement with the government of Curaçao on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Prior to that, the acting UN Resident Coordinator deemed it important to speak with some relevant stakeholders.
As acting UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Zulu leads the UN sub regional team, based in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and is the senior official of the UN development system at the country level. Working closely with national governments, he represents the interests and mandates of the UN system, and in doing so, they can count on the support and guidance of virtually all UN agencies. The Resident Coordinator strives to bring the various UN bodies together to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities in the English-speaking and Dutch-speaking Caribbean countries.