The Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) was created as a permanent subsidiary body to function within the structure of the Commission and promote development cooperation among Caribbean countries by Resolution E/CEPAL/989/Rev.1
The objectives of CDCC are:
- To promote and strengthen economic and social cooperation and integration among the countries of the Caribbean and with Latin America.
- To promote the sharing of information and experiences among its membership.
- To promote common positions and strategies on economic and social issues among Caribbean nations, and on their relations with third countries, and to present those positions to international forums and agencies.
Regular sessions of ministers are held every two years. The sessions are convened on dates that facilitate the transmission of relevant reports and decisions to the biennial sessions of ECLAC.