The 29th session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) concluded on 14 October in Paramaribo, Suriname. Some of the most urgent and challenging issues facing the Caribbean were discussed at this meeting, inspiring a commitment to strategic action-oriented follow-up, to assure more dynamic sustainable development process.
The 7th Caribbean Development Roundtable (CDR) this year focused on recovery and repositioning, with a view to finding practical and workable solutions to invest in resilience, economic recovery and sustained growth. The CDR was also updated on the progress made towards the establishment of the Caribbean Resilience Fund (CRF).
Convened by ECLAC Caribbean, and hosted by the Government of Suriname, the CDR was officially opened by the outgoing Chair, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Keisal Peters.
Subregional and international authorities and experts debated about how to accelerate the recovery and strengthen economic resilience in the subregion during the 20th meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee, convened by ECLAC.
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, and Camillo Gonsalves, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Information Technology of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, led a seminar on this issue prior to the 20th meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee.
Today marked the close of the Fourth Session of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by ECLAC in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and with support from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.
Authorities from Antigua and Barbuda and Mexico along with representatives of ECLAC and UNDP participated in the inauguration of the Fourth Session of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is taking place virtually through Thursday, October 28.
The United Nations regional organization presented a document on this issue in the framework of the Fourth Session of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is taking place virtually on October 26-28.
On October 26-28, the Fourth Session of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean will take place, under the organization of ECLAC, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, and UNDP.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary spoke before the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago about the challenges for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of the COVID-19 crisis and the serious financing limitations faced by the Caribbean subregion.
The “High-level meeting on the challenges faced by Associate Members of ECLAC in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” was held ahead of the fourth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development 2021.
This pivotal meeting themed, “Investing in higher education to build more diversified and resilient post-COVID economies”, which drew over 100 participants was convened jointly with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) to put a spotlight on the urgent need for investment in the region’s higher education sector.