ECLAC meeting recommends greater collaboration among countries to improve SIDS situation
06 November 2023
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) could benefit from two key actions
The Caribbean must increase and improve collaboration among countries and multilateral agencies to promote and articulate clear positions on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the region. This is particularly important leading up to the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States to be held in Antigua and Barbuda in 2024.
Focused attention must also be given to the challenges implementing sustainable development in the Caribbean, with the suggestion for stronger institutions to collaborate and overcome the challenges in the region.
These were two of the important recommendations coming out of roundtable discussions at the 21st Meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC).
Held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago last week, the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) meetings focused on how best to pursue a strategy to reposition the Caribbean in a changed, dynamic and uncertain global environment.
More CDCC meeting outcomes
Speaking at a development Seminar, part of ECLAC Caribbean's meeting of the Monitoring Committee, the Chair of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC), and Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation of Suriname, Albert Ramdin, urged countries of the Caribbean to leverage their vast human resources to develop knowledge economies.