Poverty Alleviation

  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Armstrong Alexis, CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General, on the Occasion of the Launch of the 18th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    Remarks by Dr. Armstrong Alexis, CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General, on the Occasion of the Launch of the 18th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    “Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2024 will be a pivotal event for agriculture stakeholders and an opportunity to forge partnerships, share knowledge and commit to actions that will safeguard our Region’s agriculture production, and at the same time protect our precious natural resources. I am hopeful, that the events staged for CWA 2024 will provide stakeholders with an ideal opportunity to…

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  • Photo of Use collective strength to push SIDS priorities, CARICOM SG urges

    Use collective strength to push SIDS priorities, CARICOM SG urges

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is urging close collaboration between Caribbean Small Island and Low-lying Developing States (SIDS) and those in the Indian Ocean and Pacific States to achieve greater results when SIDS development priorities   come before a global forum next year  . The Secretary-General made the point during the Opening Ceremony for a meeting of Caribbean SIDS preparing  for…

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  • Caribbean storms show urgency of rethinking aid for small island states

    A series of devastating storms in the Caribbean has highlighted the vulnerability of small island states, where a single hurricane can undo years of development and plunge prosperous households into poverty from one day to the next. Hurricane Irma turned 90 percent of homes on Barbuda to rubble and left financial losses of USD 100-200 million. Hurricane Maria has knocked…

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  • Photo of CARICOM collaborates to host workshop on implementing SDGs in St. Kitts and Nevis

    CARICOM collaborates to host workshop on implementing SDGs in St. Kitts and Nevis

    Environmental stakeholders in St. Kitts and Nevis are being taught how to implement and mainstream the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a workshop organized by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in partnership with the St. Kitts and Nevis Department of Environment. The workshop is an activity under the European Union and UN Environment funded programme for capacity-building related to multilateral environmental agreements in African, Caribbean and…

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  • Regional statisticians identify 113 core Indicators for SDGs

    Regional statisticians have listed an initial 113 core Indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The statisticians identified the core Indicators during a three-day meeting held in Dominica late last month at which a CARICOM Technical Working Group (TWG) on SDGs was established. The criteria for the CARICOM recommended core Indicators include linkages to the CARICOM Five-Year…

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  • CARICOM active at CELAC Summit

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARCOM) played an active role during the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States Summit (CELAC) on 28-29 January 2014 in Havana, Cuba, on the theme “Eradication of Hunger, Poverty and Inequality”. This also applied to their role during the preceding preparatory meetings of National Coordinators on…

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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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  • HAITIANS MUST BE AT THE CENTRE OF THEIR COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community buckled down to the business of the 21st Intersessional Meeting Thursday morning in Roseau, Dominica, without the fanfare of a ceremonial opening, conscious of the pressing matters before them. Haiti tops the agenda of the two-day meeting and the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica and…

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