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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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  • Photo of CARICOM prepares positions on imminent UN oceans agreement

    CARICOM prepares positions on imminent UN oceans agreement

    Senior environment officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met recently in Belize as CARICOM rationalises its position on the United Nations (UN) process to establish an international legally binding agreement on sustainable use of marine resources. The two-day workshop held 20-22 February 2017, in Belize City, Belize, was titled, ‘CARICOM Regional Workshop on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Switzerland – a potential model for north-south cooperation

    CARICOM and Switzerland – a potential model for north-south cooperation

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin La Rocque accepted the Letters of Credence of His Excellency  Didier Chassot, Plenipotentiary Representative of Switzerland to CARICOM on 6 February 2017, deepening CARICOM’s relationship with Switzerland.   In indicating his aspiration for a concrete programme of cooperation, Amb. LaRocque identified environmental protection, renewable energy, financial services, tourism and agri-business as areas of…

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  • Photo of The Netherlands flag key areas for cooperation expansion

    The Netherlands flag key areas for cooperation expansion

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Netherlands on Wednesday renewed a mechanism for diplomatic cooperation with the accreditation of a new envoy to CARICOM, His Excellency Jules Bijl. In a simple ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat on 18 January 2017, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said the Community was keen to learn more of Netherland’s experiences in…

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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 CARICOM advances relations with Sweden, Netherlands

    CARICOM advances relations with Sweden, Netherlands

    CARICOM Secretariat – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers have put measures in place for closer cooperation with Sweden and the Netherlands even as they seek to place issues impacting the development of Small Island Developing and Low-lying States (SIDS) in the spotlight. The Ministers, at their just concluded 19th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), in…

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