The Vision The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) envisions a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every child-birth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. Who We Are UNFPA is the world’s largest international source of funding for population and reproductive health programmes. The Fund works with governments at their request to support national development programmes. UNFPA is represented in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean through a Sub-Regional Office (SRO) based in Jamaica. The SRO includes Liaison Offices in Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, which support the provision of technical assistance, capacity development and knowledge management as well as advocacy and policy advice to its counterparts in 22 countries and territories in the region. Support to government is provided through a Multi-Country Programme. The current support programme covers the period 2017-2021. UNFPA’s support to the Government of Guyana is based on the country’s national development strategy. Working together with partners including government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UNFPA is assisting the government to accelerate progress on the ICPD agenda by strategically focusing on the following: The UNFPA is working closely with its partners to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.…
Alison Drayton has worked in UNDP for fifteen years in a series of functions both globally and in our region, most recently at RBLAC as Senior Advisor.  In that capacity she led the formulation of Regional Human Development Report focused on multi-dimensional progress in the Caribbean for which Alison provided strategic advice to RBLAC Senior Management on engagement with Caribbean partner institutions, governments and thought leaders in the preparation of the report.  Alison also provided strategic advice on Financing for Development (FFD) issues as they concerned the Caribbean and was part of the UNDP Samoa Conference preparation team based in the Pacific to prepare UNDP’s inputs into Samoa pathway.  During her last year in New York,  Alison also supported BERA efforts in relation to issues of importance to the Caribbean including support and input for the EU Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) strategy post-Cotonou in close collaboration with UNDP’s Brussels office.  Alison served as Director for the Division for UN Affairs (DUNA) in BERA from 2009 – 2012 leading the team working on UN reform issues and the former TCPRs.  She has extensive experience in intergovernmental negotiations on UN reform, sustainable development, climate change and other key development issues.  Before…