Country Profile

Monitoring and evaluation

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Data Sheet

Suriname Suriname

President ( 2010 - 2020)

Dési Bouterse

Government of Suriname

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Suriname: The Next Big Oil Player?

The Republic of Suriname might become South America’s newest energy power. In November American Apache and French Total discovered significant oil deposits offshore. The maritime geology was similar to that for neighboring Guyana, which has profited greatly from its energy sales. For such a small state the expected energy windfall could be substantial. However, the impact of such a development on America will be modest. And not necessarily positive—for Washington, at least.

Socio-economic data

National Development Plan

SDG Institutionality

Following the commitment adopted to implement the 2030 Agenda, each country is providing its own institutional and work mandate to monitor its national progress towards the fulfillment of the SDGs. Check out the main elements of this process in each of the 33 LAC countries.


Regulatory framework for the environment and human rights

The implementation of the SDGs requires the participation of all stakeholders. The State, as the main responsible agent for fulfilling the commitments of the 2030 Agenda, must promote this participation through normative, political, economic and social incentives that create multi-stakeholder enabling environments.

Environmental Treaties
Human Rights Treaties


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