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Regional workshop on Repositioning of the CDCC-RCM as the Caribbean SIDS mechanism for sustainable development

Regional workshop on Repositioning of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee – (CDCC-RCM) Regional Coordinating Mechanism as the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) mechanism for sustainable development.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - 17-18 Sep 2019


The Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee-Regional Coordination Mechanism (CDCC- RCM) was established to promote effective implementation of the SIDS programme of action for sustainable development through enhanced regional engagement by the sharing of information and experiences among member States; and by shaping common positions and strategies on Caribbean SIDS sustainable development priorities.

In light of the firm commitment of the Caribbean countries to the implementation of Agenda 2030, ECLAC has made recommendations for a repositioned and revitalized CDCC-RCM. This proposed new mechanism would work to provide broad support for the implementation of both the Agenda 2030 and the SIDS sustainable development agenda. It is envisaged that the revised architecture and mandate of the CDCC-RCM will ensure that SIDS specific priorities are entrenched and consistently addressed within the national and regional sustainable development platforms of relevance to the Caribbean. The workshop offers the opportunity for in-depth exchange of ideas on the best strategy for operationalization of this Mechanism so that it provides most effective support to member states towards.




Day 1 (Tuesday 17 September 2019) 

0830-0845  On-site Registration 
0845-0900  Security Briefing for Participants Juda Francis, Security and Building Management Assistant, ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean 
Item 1

0900-0930  Welcome, Introductions • Diane Quarless, Director, ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean • Saint Lucia (as current chair of CDCC) • Belize (as current chair of AOSIS) • Moderator (TBC) 

Item 2

0930-1030  Functioning of the Current CDCC-RCM: lessons learned and best practice • Presentation by ECLAC • Contributions from Barbados, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago 
1030-1100  Coffee Break 

Item 3

1100-1130  Report of the First Meeting of the SIDS National Focal Points and implications for the CDCC-RCM (TBC)   

Item 4

1130-1230  Towards integrated implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SIDS Sustainable Development agenda through a revitalized and repositioned CDCCRCM– ideas and opportunities (TBC)   

1230-1330  Lunch   

Item 5

1330-1430  Structure and functioning of the new repositioned CDCC-RCM  
1430-1445  Coffee Break 
Item 6

1445-1600  Working group sessions for Items 4 and 5  


Day 2 (Wednesday 18 September 2019) 
Item 7 

0900-1030  Reports and discussion from working groups 
Item 8

1030-1100  Financing the Mechanism: ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean 
1100-1130  Coffee Break  
Item 9

1130-1230  Next steps- Indicative work plan of the Repositioned CDCC-RCM (2020-2021) and including triangular cooperation as well as collaboration with developmental partners and the wider United Nations system: (TBC) 

1230-1300  Closing remarks     

1300-1400  Lunch  

Regional Workshop
17-18 Sep 2019
Meetings and technical symposiums
ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean
1 Chancery Lane
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
By invitation


ECLAC Caribbean - Sustainable Development & Disaster Unit


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