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Nineteenth meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee

CDCC Member Countries and Associate Members will convene in Port of Spain for the 19th meeting of the CDCC Monitoring Committee.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - 17 May 2019

Description

The Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) was created as a permanent subsidiary body to function within the structure of the Commission and promote development cooperation among Caribbean countries by Resolution E/CEPAL/989/Rev.1

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.

Regular sessions of ministers are held every two years. The sessions are convened on dates that facilitate the transmission of relevant reports and decisions to the biennial sessions of ECLAC. 

Programme

PROVISIONAL AGENDA

 

  1. Adoption of the agenda and organization of work
  1. Repositioning vulnerable, indebted Caribbean SIDS on the path to sustainable development
  1. Report on the third meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on sustainable development
  1. Shaping a Caribbean Regional Coordinating Mechanism to promote synergy in SIDS and SDG implementation
  1. Progress in the implementation of the 2018-2019 programme of work for the Caribbean
  1. Preparation for the HLPF and SIDS Summits during the 74th UN General Assembly
  1. Other matters
  1. Date and venue of the twenty-eighth session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee
  1. Conclusions and recommendations

17/05/2019

  • 09:30
    Agenda item 1: Opening of Meeting
    • Opening Statements
    • Statement by His Excellency, Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago
    • Statement by Raul Garcia Buchaca, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Statement by the Honourable Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, Minister with Responsibility for External Affairs, Saint Lucia, and Chair of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee
    • Adoption of the agenda
    • Procedural matters and organization of work
  • 09:30 to 10:00
    Agenda item 2: Repositioning vulnerable, highly indebted Caribbean SIDS on the path to sustainable development
    • Presentation by Dillon Alleyne, Deputy Director, ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean (25 minutes)
    • Discussion (30 minutes)
  • 11:00 to 11:50
    Agenda item 3: Report on the third meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on sustainable development
    • Presentation by Diane Quarless, Director, ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean (20 minutes)
    • Report on the outcome of the Learning Conference on Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean Region by Jocelyne Croes, Special Adviser on Multilateral Affairs, Chair of the National SDG Aruba Commission (10 minutes)
    • Discussion (20 minutes)
    • Diane Quarless
      Report on the Third meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development
  • 11:50 to 12:30
    Agenda item 4: Preparation for the HLPF and SIDS Summits during the 74th United Nations General Assembly
    • Presentation by Maria Ortiz, Programme Officer, Office of the Executive Secretary, ECLAC (10 minutes)
    • Presentation by Ghislaine Williams-Clarke, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Saint Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations (10 minutes)
    • Discussion (20 minutes)
  • 12:30 to 13:30
    Agenda item 5: Shaping a Caribbean Regional Coordinating Mechanism to promote synergy in SIDS and SDG implementation
    • Presentation by Rochelle Whyte, Senior Technical Advisor to the Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica; and Ambassador Colin Murdoch, Special Adviser, Office of the Prime Minister, Antigua and Barbuda (20 minutes)
    • Discussion (40 minutes)
    • Rochelle Whyte
      Shaping a Caribbean Regional Coordinating Mechanism to promote synergy in SIDS and SDG implementation
  • 15:00 to 16:00
    Agenda item 6: Progress on the implementation of the 2018-2019 programme of work for the Caribbean
    • Presentation by Diane Quarless, Director, ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean (25 minutes)
    • Discussion (35 minutes)
  • 16:00 to 16:30
    Agenda item 7: Other matters
  • 17:00 to 17:15
    Agenda item 8: Date and venue of the twenty-eighth session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee
  • 17:15 to 18:00
    Agenda item 9: Conclusions and recommendations
    •  
    • Report of the Rapporteur presented by Najan Christopher, Director (Ag.), Office of the Premier
    • Closing remarks:
    1. Raul Garcia Buchaca, Deputy Executive Secretary
    2. Honourable Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, Chair of the CDCC
    3.  
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17 May 2019
Commitees
Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre
Lady Young Road
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
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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