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  • Photo of UN Secretary-General’s Remarks to the Opening of the Fourth CARICOM-SICA Summit, 3 March 2022

    UN Secretary-General’s Remarks to the Opening of the Fourth CARICOM-SICA Summit, 3 March 2022

    Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,  I want to start by expressing my deepest apologies for not being able to join you in person.   I want to thank you profoundly for your understanding, but I am very sorry I cannot go.    As you know well, pressing global events are keeping me in New York.   My heart is very much with you.  I…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Press Release on the AfCAR Joint Statement delivered on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

    CARICOM Press Release on the AfCAR Joint Statement delivered on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

    The CARICOM and African Group of countries made history in the United Nations today, when 68 member-countries of the two groupings delivered a joint statement as part of a new geopolitical grouping, which will be known as AfCAR (Africa Group-CARICOM).  The occasion was the meeting of the UN General Assembly “to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims…

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  • Photo of Op-Ed: Caribbean island states need differentiated treatment due to COVID-19. Here’s why.*

    Op-Ed: Caribbean island states need differentiated treatment due to COVID-19. Here’s why.*

    Tourism-dependent, climate-vulnerable states need to respond to the devastation of COVID-19 with a hurricane season around the corner Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are characterised by their exposure to a variety of risks and limited capacity to deal with them when they occur. This is particularly true in the Eastern Caribbean, being especially prone to natural disasters that are up…

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  • Photo of Visit of Delegation of CARICOM Member States to the UN Secretary-General

    Visit of Delegation of CARICOM Member States to the UN Secretary-General

    On Monday, 28 January 2019 a delegation of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), comprising Dr the Hon. Timothy Harris, Chairman of CARICOM, the Hon. Mia Mottley and Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, Prime Ministers of St. Kitts and Nevis, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, respectively, and the Hon. Peter David,  Foreign Minister of Grenada, H.E. Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary-General, as well…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL ATTENDS UN FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

    CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL ATTENDS UN FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

    On the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque attended a High-level Interactive Dialogue with other Heads of Regional and other Organisations on 12-13 June 2018 in New York. The Dialogue was  aimed at strengthening strategic and operational cooperation in the area of international peace and security. Discussions were structured in three thematic sessions, exploring…

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  • Photo of CARICOM making steady progress in empowering women – Guyana Minister tells UN Forum

    CARICOM making steady progress in empowering women – Guyana Minister tells UN Forum

    MINISTER of Social Protection, Amna Ally told a United Nations forum on Monday that despite the challenges affecting the region, CARICOM continues to progress in achieving regional and international goals for the empowerment and advancement of women and girls. Ally made the remarks while representing CARICOM at the United Nations, 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. She said the provision…

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  • Photo of Commonwealth SG welcomes UN decision on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

    Commonwealth SG welcomes UN decision on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

    The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, welcomes the decision of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutteres, to refer the long-standing border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Secretary-General recalled that at the September 2017 meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana, Ministers noted Guyana’s concerns that this longstanding controversy has impacted on the country’s economic…

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  • CARICOM, UN to strengthen cooperation at New York meeting

    Cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN) System will be further strengthened around several issues including climate change, security, human development, health and education at the Ninth CARICOM-United Nations General Meeting this week. The two-day meeting begins 20 July 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It is happening against the backdrop of a…

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  • Photo of Regional cooperation critical in current global environment –UN Permanent Coordinator, Guyana

    Regional cooperation critical in current global environment –UN Permanent Coordinator, Guyana

    United Nations (UN) Permanent Coordinator in Guyana, Ms Mikiko Tanaka on Friday underscored the critical importance of regional cooperation amidst fundamental shifts spawned by changes in policies of the US and Britain vis-a-vis the EU. She expressed this conviction at the onset of discussions between the CARICOM Secretariat and the UN System in Caribbean on mechanisms for the effective implementation…

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  • CARICOM identifies 10 priority areas for the UN Post 2015 Development Agenda

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     In a recent statement on the UN Post 2015 Development agenda the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has identified ten priority areas.  The United Nation’s Post-2015 Development Agenda was of paramount importance to CARICOM States during the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and beyond. At their July 2013 Conference, CARICOM Heads of Government…

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