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  • Photo of CARICOM, GCF teams hold talks

    CARICOM, GCF teams hold talks

    A team from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) held discussions with representatives of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on the margins of the Fourth International Conference on Small Islands Developing States (SIDS4) in Antigua and Barbuda last month. The CARICOM team comprised Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General; Ministers of Environment of Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines;…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Team Holds Talks with UNFCCC Executive Secretary

    CARICOM Team Holds Talks with UNFCCC Executive Secretary

    The practical ways that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat can support the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in its preparations for COP 29 was a key topic when a CARICOM team held talks with the UNFCCC. The discussions on Monday 27 May, were held during the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Antigua and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG attends high-level breakfast hosted by UNGA President

    CARICOM SG attends high-level breakfast hosted by UNGA President

    Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, on Tuesday 28 May, attended a high-level breakfast hosted by His Excellency Dennis Francis, President of the United Nations General Assembly President (UNGA). Discussions at the event focused on sea level rise. The event was held on the margins of the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) Conference in Antigua and Barbuda. Here are…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUÉ issued at the conclusion of the 27th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Roseau, Dominica, 23-24 May 2024

    COMMUNIQUÉ issued at the conclusion of the 27th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Roseau, Dominica, 23-24 May 2024

    The Twenty-Seventh Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held in Roseau, Dominica from 23-24 May 2024, under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Dr. Vince Henderson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business, Trade and Energy of the Commonwealth of Dominica. The COFCOR was attended by the Honourable Frederick Mitchell, Minister of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General continues bilateral engagements in Antigua and Barbuda

    CARICOM Secretary-General continues bilateral engagements in Antigua and Barbuda

    Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, on Tuesday continued rounds of bilateral meetings in Antigua and Barbuda that focused on support to CARICOM, sustainable development, climate change and foreign policy matters. The Secretary-General engaged in talks with Norway, Romania, and Japan on the margins of the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) in Antigua and Barbuda.  CARICOM Secretary-General,…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, at the Plenary Meeting of the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States

    Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, at the Plenary Meeting of the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States

    As CARICOM, and all SIDS, continue to bear the brunt of global climate change – climate change that we do not cause – we are alarmed by the apparent drawback by some in the international community from the ambition necessary to limit increases in global temperature to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Mr. President,                 The 15 Member States and five…

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  • Photo of MINISTERIAL STATEMENT FROM THE 112TH SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED) [ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT]

    MINISTERIAL STATEMENT FROM THE 112TH SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED) [ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT]

    CARICOM Ministers with responsibility for Environment and Sustainable Development met for the 112th Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development on the Environment and Sustainable Development which took place on 15 May 2024. Ministers considered the compounding impacts of the planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution, as well as the economic uncertainty due to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General holds bilaterals on margins of SIDS4

    CARICOM Secretary-General holds bilaterals on margins of SIDS4

    Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, held several bilateral talks on Monday, 27 May, on the margins of the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) now underway in Antigua and Barbuda. The Secretary-General met with Ms. Michelle Muschett, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean of the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General to Participate in SIDS4 Side Events

    CARICOM Secretary-General to Participate in SIDS4 Side Events

    Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, will participate in a number of events at the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) which will be held in Antigua and Barbuda, 27-30 May 2024. The Secretary-General will participate in a High-Level Dialogue on Tuesday, 28 May, on Advancing Inter-Regional Partnerships and Institutional Innovation. On Wednesday, 29 May, the Secretary-General will…

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  • Photo of Region raises concerns over institutional, financial capacity to confront environmental challenges

    Region raises concerns over institutional, financial capacity to confront environmental challenges

    Climate change, threats to biodiversity, economic uncertainty due to external shocks, and limited institutional and financial capacity, are the key concerns of Ministers with responsibility for the Environment of the Caribbean Community. The concerns were highlighted during the 112th Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development on The Environment and Sustainable Development which was conducted virtually on…

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