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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett addresses IWD Session during ECLAC’s Forum on Sustainable Development in San Jose Costa Rica

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett addresses IWD Session during ECLAC’s Forum on Sustainable Development in San Jose Costa Rica

    MESSAGE FROM DR. CARLA N. BARNETT SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AT THE SESSION IN COMMERATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DURING THE FIFTH MEETING OF THE FORUM OF THE COUNTRIES OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA 7-9 MARCH 2022 It is a great pleasure and privilege to participate in this panel of…

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  • ECLAC calls for creation of Regional Center for Governance of natural resources in the Caribbean

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul. 24, CMC – The United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has presented an initiative to create a Regional Center for Governance of natural resources in the region. “Greater and better governance of natural resources is necessary to fulfill the goals of sustainable development,” said ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, during a side…

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  • Photo of Senior Government Officials Address Sustainable Development Priorities of the Caribbean

    Senior Government Officials Address Sustainable Development Priorities of the Caribbean

    The Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Antonio Prado, opened the 26th session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee in Saint Kitts and Nevis. “The challenge facing the Caribbean is to identify paths to development that emphasize macroeconomic stability with growth, equity, and environmental sustainability. This will provide a bulwark against external shocks and the protection necessary for those that…

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  • Photo of The need to restructure Caribbean economies and reduce debt on the table

    The need to restructure Caribbean economies and reduce debt on the table

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, April 21ST, 2016 (PRESS SEC) – High-level government policymakers from the Caribbean, including Acting Prime Minister Honourable Vance Amory and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Mark Brantley, are convening today and tomorrow at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort for the Fourth Meeting of the Caribbean Development Roundtable.   The Roundtable discussion forms part of the Twenty-Sixth…

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  • Photo of Guyana, Jamaica retain positions on Regional Population and Development Conference

    Guyana, Jamaica retain positions on Regional Population and Development Conference

    Guyana and Jamaica were re-elected as Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Population and Development. The second session of the conference took place in Mexico City, Mexico, 6-9 October, 2015. The first session was held in Montevideo, Uruguay, 12-15 August 2013. At the meeting’s first plenary last week, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States expressed gratitude to the presiding officers for the work they did in preparing…

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  • Caribbean achieves key Millennium Development Goals – ECLAC

     Two weeks before the 193 member-states of the United Nations approve the sustainable development agenda for 2030 in New York, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved several key objectives of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “Although these goals were formulated in a limited way, their results are the…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Carbon Forum 2015 looks towards International Climate Conference

    Caribbean Carbon Forum 2015 looks towards International Climate Conference

    The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Government of Chile will host the 9th Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF 2015) next week with “an eye” on the forthcoming International Climate Conference in Paris. In a release on Wednesday, the World Bank said TLACCF 2015 will take place in Santiago, Chile from September 9-11.  …

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  • Photo of Regional meeting on Rio Summit declaration

    Regional meeting on Rio Summit declaration

    Caribbean delegates ended a two-day meeting in St Lucia on Wednesday identifying opportunities for collective action towards the full implementation of measures contained in Declaration of the 1992 Rio Summit. File Photo The organisers said the conference looked at access rights to information, public participation and justice in environmental matters as enshrined in Principle 10 of the Declaration. The meeting was…

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  • Photo of ECLAC predicts Caribbean will record its highest rate of growth since 2008

    ECLAC predicts Caribbean will record its highest rate of growth since 2008

    SANTIAGO, Chile, Wednesday July 29, 2015 –The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is projecting that Caribbean economies will grow, on average, 1.7 per cent this year – its highest rate of growth since 2008. The new projections released today during a press conference in Santiago, point to 0.5 per cent growth in the wider Latin America…

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  • Photo of CARICOM considers debt relief proposal

    CARICOM considers debt relief proposal

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Caricom is considering a proposal for the region to pursue gradual write-off of its multilateral debt as a means of economic prosperity. The debt relief strategy was put forward by the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), at the 36th Regular Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, held recently…

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