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Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals for the Caribbean within the Post-2015 Development Agenda

24 June 2015|Event

ECLAC subregional headquarters will facilitate the consideration of Caribbean sustainable development goals (SDGs) at a technical meeting of key stakeholders including intergovernmental organizations and civil society.

The development of a regional sustainable development goal (SDG) framework for the Caribbean must recognize the medium term challenges facing the region and the potential opportunities over the long term. The overall objective of this symposium is to identify a set of goals, among the SDGs, that are necessary to address the sustainable development needs of the Caribbean. More specifically, it is intended to highlight and raise awareness of the challenges being faced by these countries in pursuing sustainable development and provide a rationale for their choice and a reflection on what indicators might be useful to assess these goals.

Member State representatives, academics, and stakeholders, including development partners such as the CARICOM Secretariat and the United Nations system experts, will meet to discuss the findings of the study on the Caribbean and the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. The symposium will provide a forum for experts to deliberate on the region’s strategy of transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs and how to mainstream these goals as part of the region’s development strategy. It is important that the discussions take into consideration the immediate and medium term constraints facing the region and what resource gaps might be filled from both domestic and international sources.


  1. Adoption of the agenda.
  2. Review and assessment of the Caribbean experience regarding implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
  3. Agenda: Implementing sustainable development goals (SDGs) for the Caribbean.
  4. Financing the implementation of the sustainable development goals.
  5. Enhancing institutional infrastructure and governance for the implementation and monitoring of sustainable development in the Caribbean.

Practical information

The symposium on sustainable development goals for the Caribbean within the post-2015 development agenda is scheduled to be held at the Radisson Hotel, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Tel: (868) 625-3366, Fax: (868) 624-4677. The meeting will take place in the Festival Ballroom on 24 June 2015 from 0830 hours to 1630 hours and on 25 June 2015 from 0900 hours to 1530 hours.