Belize calls upon the IDB to advance progressive agenda to tackle modern challenges
A progressive, modern agenda: that the cadence of what Prime Minister of Belize, John Briceño’s speech to the Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank. As we reported, Briceño, who is also the Minister of Finance, Economic Development, and Investment, delivered remarks at the 36th annual meeting of the regional institution held in San Pedro on Monday and Tuesday. Yesterday, we told you that the PM called on the bank to support efforts to end poverty and inequality and simultaneously support efforts to address the efforts of climate change. In another part of his 16-minute address, the PM expressed his optimism that under the leadership of Ilan Goldfajn, the bank can help economies like Belize to respond to those existential threats.
To respond to issues like climate change – and the effects thereof – the PM also stressed the need for the bank to continually do its part to advance a modern and progressive agenda to meaningfully resolve these many interconnected challenges, including citizen security. Here’s how he put it.