Heads of Government established the CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors (CCA) as a Body of the Community. The CCA is headed by a Chair who is also the Chair of the Community Council of Ministers, one of two principal organs of the Community.The Secretary-General or his representative is an ex-officio member of the Committee.
The role of the CCA is to facilitate the implementation of the Community Strategic Plan. Specifically, the Comittee, among other functions –
- provides strategic advice, recommendations and support to the Community Council of Ministers in the discharge of its functions as per Article 13 of the Revised Treaty, towards the advancement of the integration process;
- provides strategic advice, recommendations and support to the Community Council of Ministers in advancing the Implementation Plan of the Community Strategic Plan;
- serves as the nexus between national/Member State needs and the regional agenda and, in so doing, work closely with the Organs and Bodies of the Community, the CARICOM Secretariat and the Community Institutions and Associate Institutions to establish and maintain an efficient system of consultations at the national and regional levels;