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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 Panama stands ready for closer cooperation with CARICOM

    Panama stands ready for closer cooperation with CARICOM

    (Caribbean Community Secretariat) As Panama derives growth based on policies aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and oriented towards attracting foreign direct investment that provides resources and transfer of knowledge, it intends to be a cooperation provider country. According to the recently accredited first envoy of Panama to CARICOM, Her Excellency Soraya Cano Franco, Panama’s policies have facilitated growth of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and stakeholders to host youth forum in Guyana this week

    CARICOM and stakeholders to host youth forum in Guyana this week

    The CARICOM Secretariat is collaborating with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), EU Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (UNECLAC), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Commonwealth Secretariat and other partners to organise the Caribbean Forum on Population, Youth and Development. The Forum will be held 24 -26 July at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana.  The Forum will bring together senior government officials from the Caribbean in the areas of…

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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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  • Photo of CARICOM-Republic of Korea commit to areas for closer cooperation

    CARICOM-Republic of Korea commit to areas for closer cooperation

    CARICOM and the Republic of Korea held their first high-level meeting in Jamaica on Monday with agreement on a number of areas for closer cooperation. In a joint statement issued at the end of the meeting the two sides committed to further strengthen their ties of friendship and spirit of cooperation. They also agreed to reinvigorate a Consultation and Cooperation…

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  • Photo of Joint Statement of the Inaugural High-Level Meeting between the Republic of Korea and the Caribbean Community(CARICOM)

    Joint Statement of the Inaugural High-Level Meeting between the Republic of Korea and the Caribbean Community(CARICOM)

    The Inaugural High-Level Meeting between the Republic of Korea (Korea) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on 27 February 2017. The Republic of Korea was represented by His Excellency Mr. Lim Sung-nam, First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Korea, the CARICOM Secretariat by Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan, CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General, and CARICOM Member States by Ambassadors,…

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  • Photo of Forum of CARICOM First Ladies and Spouses to move forward  Every Caribbean Woman, Every Caribbean Child Initiative

    Forum of CARICOM First Ladies and Spouses to move forward Every Caribbean Woman, Every Caribbean Child Initiative

    he high rate of violence against women will be among issues discussed when the Forum of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM’s) Spouses of Heads of State and Government on the Every Caribbean Woman, Every Caribbean Child (ECWECC) initiative begins in Guyana tomorrow. The Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said that the two-day meeting will seek to hammer out the specifics on the way…

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  • Photo of CDB unveils new programme to assess poverty in the Caribbean

    CDB unveils new programme to assess poverty in the Caribbean

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, July 26, 2016 – Across the Caribbean, policymakers rely heavily on the availability of timely, accurate and reliable poverty data to support national and regional development initiatives. Despite making considerable progress on how they measure poverty, many countries in the Region do not frequently update or report on key poverty indicators, and are not able to assess…

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  • Photo of UN chief launches first report to track Sustainable Development Goals

    UN chief launches first report to track Sustainable Development Goals

    19 July 2016 – Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the 15-year undertaking is “off to a good start” but will require all parts of the UN family and its partners to work together. “We have embarked on a monumental and historic journey,” the Secretary-General told…

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