Our Mandate

The CARICOM Secretariat’s mandate is to contribute, in support of Member States, to the improvement of the quality of life of the People of the Community and the development of an innovative and productive society in partnership with institutions and groups working towards attaining a people-centred, sustainable and internationally competitive Community.

Together the undermentioned structure is responsible for the strategic management and direction of the Organization and for working closely with the Councils and their Chairpersons to promote the implementation of decisions. Our Work is guided by the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas


The Secretariat at Work

    January 12, 2022

    On Energy, CARICOM Secretariat practising what we preach: Secretary-General

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the Handover Ceremony for the Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Plant with Battery…
    February 12, 2021

    Secretary-General praises strong CARICOM Solidarity in COVID-19 vaccine sharing

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday praised the strong solidarity within CARICOM as Member States share their limited first…
    July 16, 2020

    Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    Overview On July 15th each year, the UNESCO-UNEVOC celebrates and recognizes World Youth Skills Day (WYSD). World Youth Skills Day…
    July 10, 2020

    PAHO kicks off EU Funded Regional Health and Climate Change Programme

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) office officially kicked off the new €6.85 million European Union funded initiative on climate…
    June 25, 2020

    Regional Electric Mobility Actors Charged to ‘Get Started’

    (Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Press Release, 25 June, 2020 |Bridgetown, Barbados) –  Stakeholders in the energy…
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