Suriname

Location

Paramaribo
Suriname
5° 49' 59.988" N, 55° 10' 0.12" W

Capital Based Focal Point

Mw. Astrid Belliot-Buitenman
Deputy Director International Development Cooperation and International Trade Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
astridbb@yahoo.com

Capital City: 
Paramaribo
Languages: 
Dutch
Category: Social
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Net enrollment ratio in primary education 94 93.3 94 95.90000000000001 96.5 94.2 MDG Database
Seats held by women in national parliament, percentage 15.7 17.6 17.6 17.6 19.6 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) 89.59999999999999 90.7 World Bank
Category: Land
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Agricultural land (1000 Ha) 88 86 75 81.5 78.5 73.8 70.8 71 74.8 FAO
Forest area (sq km) 147,760 147,760 147,760 147,760 147,760 147,760 147,760 147,760 World Bank
Forest area (% of land area) 94.72 94.72 94.72 94.72 94.72 94.72 94.72 94.72 World Bank
Category: Tourism
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
International tourism receipts (% of total exports) 42 26 17 18 52 96 109 Development Data Group, The World Bank. 2008. 2008 World Development Indicators Online. Washington, DC: The World Bank. Available at: http://go.worldbank.org/U0FSM7AQ40.
Category: Demographics
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Country population 467,162 473,821 480,588 487,301 493,742 499,759 505,283 510,366 515,124 519,740 World Bank
Population annual growth 1.40267 1.41535 1.41807 1.38716 1.31311 1.21129 1.09927 1.00093999999999994 0.927953 0.892104 World Bank
Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births) 110 100 100 World Bank
Category: Indices
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
HDI - Human Development Index 0.636 0.639 0.644 0.641 0.643 0.646 UNDP International Human Development Indicators - Calculated based on data from UNDESA (2009d), Barro and Lee (2010), UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2010b), World Bank (2010b) and IMF(2010a).
Category: Economy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
GNI per capita, PPP (current international $) 4,410 4,160 4,670 5,020 5,480 5,950 6,360 7,040 6,730 World Bank
ODA received as % of GNI 3.85 3.39 1.12 0.89 1.67 2.53 3.09 6.2 3.71 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Workers remittances (current US$) 15,000,000 23,000,000 9,100,000 3,900,000 2,100,000 139,900,000 139,900,000 UN Data
Category: Energy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Electric power consumption (kWh) World Bank
Combustible renewables and waste (metric tons of oil equivalent) World Bank
Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total) World Bank
Category: Climate Change and Sea-level Rise
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), thousand metric tons of CO2 (CDIAC) 2,127 2,266 2,252 2,241 2,285 2,380 2,439 2,439 MDG Database (CDIAC Data)
Category: Freshwater
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Improved water source (% of population with access) 91 92 92 92 93 World Bank
Category: Biodiversity
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected 12.050000000000001 12.050000000000001 12.07 12.07 12.07 12.07 12.07 12.07 12.07 12.07 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)

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Country Strategies: 
Title Programme Name Programme Description Year
UNFCCC Nat Comm - Suriname First national communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Strategy Description 2006
NBSAP - Suriname National Biodiversity Strategy Strategy Description 2006
NSDS - Suriname
Bill | 22 Jul 2013
12 July 2013: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) launched an online tool for assisting Caribbean decision makers in assessing climate risks as part of their efforts to build climate resilience into their development policies, plans, programmes and projects. The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL) outlines a step-by-step process to identify if an activity, such as a project, programme, strategy, plan, policy or legislation, is influenced by, or...
Bill | 17 Jul 2013
14 June 2013: At a high-level meeting on the Guiana Shield Foundation (GSF) in Bogotá, Colombia, on 14 June 2013, Amapá State (Brazil), Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) signed a resolution meant to foster collaboration on the conservation and sustainable development in the Guiana Shield eco-region. In the 16-point resolution, signatories agreed inter alia to: support the adoption of a new mission statement; support...
Bill | 27 Aug 2012
PREPARED BY OHRLLS   SUMMARY The 2012 Third World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), saw 36 representatives and heads of state from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) take to the floor during the Plenary Session to deliver statements on a range of issues of importance and relevance to them. Of the 36 SIDS representatives, 10 were Heads of State while 10 were Heads of Government making up 26% of the 77 Heads of State and Heads of Government who addressed the Plenary...
External Resources: 

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National focal point for sustainable development: 
Environmental Section, Ministry of Labour, Technological Development & Environment
Raymond Landveld
rlandveld@yahoo.com