Sustainable development

Foreign Policy and Community Relations

  • MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY TO COMMEMORATE 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE 25 NOVEMBER TO 10 DECEMBER 2013

    The CARICOM Secretariat joins women and men globally to commemorate 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, observed from 25 November which is designated as the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, the UN Human Rights Day.  This annual campaign spans these 16 Days in order to highlight the link between violence against…

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  • CARICOM High Level Ministerial Meeting on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities in the Caribbean Building a Disability-Inclusive Society For All Declaration of Pétion Ville 6 December 2013

    We, the representatives of the Fifteen States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM),     Having met in Pétion Ville on 5 and 6 December 2013 for the High Level Ministerial Meeting on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;   Recalling the decision of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, meeting in July 2013, that priority attention be given…

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  • CARICOM Secretary General says national growth and development inextricably linked to regional growth and development

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Delivering a distinguished lecture at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine  Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday (Oct.3, 2013), Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM),  Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said national growth and development was inextricably linked to regional growth and development. According to him, regional policies and national policies must be…

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  • CARICOM and Cuba Foreign Ministers get together in Grenada

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba will hold discussions on advancing cooperation on developmental issues between the two sides on Friday 6 September in Grenada. A special retreat of CARICOM’s Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), preceded Friday’s meeting. CARICOM-Cuba Cooperation, which dates back to 1972, has seen…

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  • Photo of CARIBBEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ROADMAP AND STRATEGY (C-SERMS) AWARENESS WORKSHOP HELD IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ON 28 FEBRUARY 2013

    CARIBBEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ROADMAP AND STRATEGY (C-SERMS) AWARENESS WORKSHOP HELD IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ON 28 FEBRUARY 2013

    The overall objectives of the Workshop were to garner feedback and finalize the Study being done to establish Regional sustainable energy targets, as well as, to build awareness about the process going forward to fully establish the C-SERMS.  Approximately Sixty persons were in attendance including Senior Energy Officials, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives from the public and private sectors…

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  • CARICOM GETS HELP FROM JAPAN TO DEVELOP ENVIRONMENT POLICY

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Environmental Policy and Action Programme is being developed with the assistance of the Government of Japan. With financing from the Japan-CARICOM Friendship and Cooperation Fund (JCFCF), a regional, integrated policy to ensure protection of the environment and the natural resources will be developed to address selected environmental themes and economic…

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  • WORKSHOP FOCUSES ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ROADMAP AND STRATEGY

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Stakeholders in the energy sector across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Thursday gathered in Trinidad and Tobago for an exchange of views on the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS). The document is being used to guide the Region’s progress in the use of renewable energy and set energy efficiency targets. About 50…

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  • Saint Lucia hosts regional workshops on multilateral environmental agreements

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Four Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) will come under focus later this month when two workshops are convened in Saint Lucia to address harmonized reporting by Caribbean countries, and the use of Integrated Environment Assessment (IEA) tools for mainstreaming those agreements into national policy development. The workshops, funded by the European Union, are executed by…

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  • CARICOM SECRETARIAT CONDUCTS ASSESSMENT ON ENVIRONMENT STATISTICS

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Representatives from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat are currently visiting Member States to assess their current position regarding statistics on the environment. The team from the Secretariat’s Regional Statistics Programme is currently in Antigua and Barbuda after leaving Dominica on Thursday following a two-day visit. The team moves on to Jamaica on Monday, 26…

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  • THIRD CARIBBEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FORUM OPENS IN ST KITTS AND NEVIS

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) More than 150 persons from across the Region and beyond are expected in St. Kitts and Nevis Thursday and Friday for the Third Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) and Exhibition. Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Rt. Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas, will deliver the keynote address and set the tone for the…

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