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Photo showing high level government officials at the 21st MonCom in the Radisson Hotel.
3 Nov 2023

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21st MonCom Recommends Greater Collaboration Among Countries to Improve SIDS Situation

There is need for greater collaboration among countries and subregional multilateral agencies to promote and articulate clear positions on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean. This, especially in the lead-up to the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States to be held in Antigua and Barbuda in 2024. Particular attention must also be given to the challenges implementing sustainable development in the Caribbean, with the suggestion for stronger institutions to collaborate and overcome the challenges in the region.

Photo showing attendees at the MonCom Seminar 2023
2 Nov 2023

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Caribbean Must Build Knowledge Economy – ECLAC Caribbean Development Seminar 

Speaking at a development Seminar, part of ECLAC Caribbean’s meeting of the Monitoring Committee, the Chair of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC), and Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation of Suriname Albert Ramdin urged countries of the Caribbean to leverage their vast human resources to develop knowledge economies.

Photo Showing Panel of Speakers at the Media Breakfast
3 Oct 2023

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ECLAC CARIBBEAN DIRECTOR: International Community Must Lend a Hand to Small Island States

Director of ECLAC Caribbean Diane Quarless says that the international community will need to contribute more to support the development of Small Island Developing States; indeed, if the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are not achieved across all countries, then it is the entire global community that assumes responsibility, since the commitment to implement Agenda 2030 was made collectively by all states. Director Quarless was speaking at a media breakfast in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, organized by the United Nations Information Centre for the Caribbean on Thursday (28 Sep).

Photo of Director Diane Quarless speaking in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at a meeting of Caribb
10 Aug 2023

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ECLAC CARIBBEAN DIRECTOR: Caribbean Must Tackle Development Challenges Together & Capitalize on Resources 

Sub-Regional Director for the Caribbean of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Diane Quarless says Caribbean SIDS (Small Island Developing States) must stop working in silos to tackle development challenges and unlock the full potential of the region.   Director Quarless was speaking in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at a meeting of Caribbean SIDS, where representatives from 16 countries are assessing progress on sustainable development and planning for the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States in 2024.