In the very year that the United Nations launched the Decade for Action to ignite a more purposeful undertaking on the part of the international community towards advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world has confronted unprecedented challenge in the spectre of COVID-19. The multi-dimensioned impact of this pandemic has served to dramatize the true scale of the vulnerability of the small, heavily indebted, undiversified economies of the Caribbean, and has forced creative exploration of every opportunity within the reach of our member States to secure urgent relief.
The 2020 meetings of the Caribbean Development Roundtable and the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee will offer space for taking stock of the progress so far made in persuading the international community to extend the financial support needed, middle income status notwithstanding, and to dialogue on those strategies that will take you from vulnerability to resilient development; from economic peril to recovery and dynamic growth. It is an opportunity to consider how together we strengthen partnership for action that is responsive to the unique vulnerabilities of the Caribbean, and that assures tangible progress through the application of innovative problem-solving in these precarious times.
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