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Twenty-seventh session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee

Pursuant to resolution 358(XVI) of 1975, the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) was created as a permanent subsidiary body of the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean to promote development cooperation among Caribbean countries.

Gros Islet, Saint Lucia - 27 Apr 2018

Description

CDCC objectives

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

CDCC members

The member countries of CDCC are: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The associate members of CDCC are: Anguilla, Aruba, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos Islands, and United States Virgin Islands.

CDCC structure

CDCC comprises the following elements:

  • The session of ministers
  • The Monitoring Committee
  • Such other subsidiary organs as may be established by the Session of Ministers.

Regular sessions of ministers are held every two years and are preceded by a meeting of the Monitoring Committee at the same venue. The sessions are convened on dates that facilitate the transmission of relevant reports and decisions to the biennial sessions of ECLAC. The regular meetings of the Monitoring Committee are held annually.

CDCC cooperates with other intergovernmental bodies in the Caribbean, including the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).

27/04/2018

  • 09:00 to 09:45
    Opening of the session (agenda item 1)
    • • Statement by the Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, outgoing Chair of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC)
      • Statement by the Honourable Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service of Saint Lucia, incoming Chair of the CDCC
      • Introductory remarks and commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) by Raúl Garcia Buchaca, Deputy Executive Secretary for Management and Programme Analysis, ECLAC
  • 09:45 to 10:00
    Election of officers, adoption of the agenda, procedural matters and organization of work
  • 10:00 to 10:30
    Group photograph and coffee break
  • 10:30 to 11:15
    An outlook on sustainable development in the Caribbean (agenda item 2)
    • • Dillon Alleyne, Deputy Director, ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean, will present to the Committee perspectives on sustainable development in the Caribbean (15 minutes)
  • 11:15 to 12:00
    Promoting climate resilience and sustainable economic growth in the Caribbean (agenda item 3)
    • • The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, will present to the Committee the issues addressed during the fifth meeting of the Caribbean Development Roundtable (15 minutes)
  • 12:00 to 12:30
    Second Forum of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean for Sustainable Development (agenda item 4)
    • • Diane Quarless, Director of the ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean,
      will present a summary report on the outcome of the second Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean for Sustainable Development, held 18-20 April 2018 in Santiago, Chile (10 minutes)
  • 12:30 to 13:00
    Supporting implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in synergy with the small island developing States development agenda (agenda item 5)
    • • Ag. Deputy Permanent Secretary, Department of Sustainable Development in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology of Saint Lucia, Caroline Eugene
      will present a proposal to strengthen the subregional mechanism to promote implementation of the small island developing States’ agenda, within the broader framework of support for the Sustainable Development Goals (10 minutes)
  • 13:00 to 13:30
    Lunch break
  • 14:15 to 15:40
    Matters relating to the programme of work (agenda item 6)
    • • The Director of the ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean will present the subregional activities undertaken in the Caribbean for the biennium 2016–2017
      and introduce the programme of work for the biennium 2018–2019 and the draft programme of work for 2020. (40 mins)
  • 15:40 to 15:50
    Thirty-seventh session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (agenda item 7)
    • • Raúl Garcia Buchaca, Deputy Executive Secretary for Management and Programme Analysis, ECLAC
      will brief the Committee on the substantive preparations and organization of work for the thirty-seventh session of ECLAC, which will be held on 7–11 May 2018 in Havana (10 minutes).
  • 15:50 to 16:15
    Consideration and adoption of resolutions (agenda item 8)
    • The Committee will consider the draft resolutions of its twenty-seventh session and adopt these as it deems appropriate (25 minutes).
  • 16:15 to 16:45
    Other matters (agenda item 9)
  • 16:45 to 17:15
    Coffee break
  • 17:15 to 17:20
    Date and venue of the nineteenth meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) (agenda item 10)
  • 17:20 to 18:00
    Closure of the session (agenda item 11)
    • • The Rapporteur will present summary conclusions of the meeting. Closing remarks will then be made by Raúl Garcia Buchaca, Deputy Executive Secretary for Management and Programme Analysis, ECLAC, and Allen Chastanet, Chair of the CDCC.
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27 Apr 2018
Conferences and meetings of subsidiary bodies
Sandals Grande
Pigeon Island
Gros Islet
Saint Lucia
By invitation

Contact

Aurélie Quiatol
Meeting Services Assistant, Program Support Unit, ECLAC Subregional Headquaters for the Caribbean
aurelie.quiatol@eclac.org
(868) 224-8071

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