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  • Photo of CARICOM SG calls for fairness in international financing for SIDs

    CARICOM SG calls for fairness in international financing for SIDs

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has made a call for fairness in international financing for Small Island Developing States (SIDs), noting that they have been experiencing a battering from climate impacts, not of their own making. “We have had to face the sharp end of climate change impacts in conjunction with our other inherent vulnerabilities.  It is, therefore,…

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  • Photo of Loss of mangroves, land for agriculture in focus  as CARICOM observes International Biological Diversity Day

    Loss of mangroves, land for agriculture in focus as CARICOM observes International Biological Diversity Day

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s Human and Social Development chief, Dr Douglas Slater has drawn attention to the decline of land area for agricultural use and alarming levels of mangroves loss in the Region. He was at the time speaking at an inaugural webinar series: the Way Forward for the Caribbean in Shaping a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, recently, which launched…

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  • Photo of Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

    Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

    ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Caribbean health and environment ministers ended a two-day meeting here approving a plan of action to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is protected and prioritized within the global climate change agenda. “Just as we bring climate change to the heart of the health sector, we must work…

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  • Photo of The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    By Kenton X. Chance BRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country last September, it is the need for “resilience, resilience, resilience”. And it is not just because he is his country’s minister of agriculture. When the category 5 hurricane made landfall in Dominica, Austrie, then the…

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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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  • Photo of UN SG lauds CARICOM leadership on global issues

    UN SG lauds CARICOM leadership on global issues

    As CARICOM and United Nations meet in New York to discuss how the international body can better support the Region’s strategic goals, UN Secretary-General, H.E. António Guterres has lauded CARICOM’s leadership on many pressing global issues. Speaking at the opening of the 9th Biennial CARICOM-UN General Meeting in New York on Thursday 20 July, the UN SG said: “This year…

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  • Photo of CARICOM continues advocacy for SIDs at UN

    CARICOM continues advocacy for SIDs at UN

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has renewed his call for International Financial Institutions and development partners to review the criterion for access to concessionary development financing by small developing states. He told the opening of the 9th Biennial CARICOM-UN General Meeting in New York on Thursday 20 July 2017 that access based on GDP…

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  • Ocean Governance and SIDS Sustainable Development

    Ocean ecosystem goods and services are critical for the survival in all countries, especially in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as those comprising the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Effective ocean governance is essential if those ecosystem services are to be sustained for present and future generations; the purpose of all SDG14 targets. Effective ocean governance requires arrangements that are ecosystem-based…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Chairman of the Conference of Heads of  Government  His Excellency Brigadier  David A. Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the United States withdrawal from the  Paris Agreement

    Statement by the Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government His Excellency Brigadier David A. Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

    – CARICOM dismayed and disappointed by US withdrawal from Paris Agreement The Paris Agreement on Climate Change was more than just another international agreement on another complex international issue.  It reflects the acknowledgment and acceptance that climate change is a global issue requiring global solutions. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is therefore deeply dismayed and disappointed by the decision of the…

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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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