The BVI has also received approval for a grant of just over $350,000 from the United Nation’s (UN) COVID-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Fund.
Premier Andrew Fahie
said these funds will contribute to the Government’s Income Support Programme established for those vulnerable persons financially impacted by the pandemic.
“This financial assistance will also be accompanied by technical assistance from UNICEF, the International Labour Organisation and the World Food Programme,” Premier Fahie
He said the BVI is tightening relations with the UN amid a number of benefits the territory has lost because of the Brexit decision becoming effective.
In November 2020, the BVI also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva, to deepen the level of cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The UNDP, UNICEF and UN Women also collaborated with the BVI to produce a COVID
-19 Human and Economic Assessment of Impact Report, (HEAT) Report, which has been used to help guide the local response to the pandemic.