Caribbean Community Secretariat

SIDS-related mandate/activities: 

The objectives of the Community include improving standards of living and work; the full employment of labour and other factors of production; accelerated, coordinated and sustained economic development and convergence; expansion of trade and economic relations with third States; enhanced levels of international competitiveness; organisation for increased production and productivity; achievement of a greater measure of economic leverage and effectiveness of Member States in dealing with third States, groups of States and entities of any description and the enhanced co-ordination of Member States’ foreign and foreign economic policies and enhanced functional co-operation.

Head of organization

Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

Focal point for sustainable development

Garfield Barnwell, Director of Sustainable Development


Georgetown, GUYANA

Member Countries

Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas,  Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

CARICOM Associate Members

Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands


Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP)

Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change (MACC) 

Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP)

Information and Communication Technology for Development

Promoting CARICOM/CARIFORUM Food Security


The Conference of Heads of Government (and its Bureau)

The Community Council of Ministers (The Community Council)


The Forum of the Caribbean Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) is the body that comprises Caribbean ACP States for the purpose of promoting and coordinating policy dialogue, cooperation and regional integration, mainly within the framework of the Cotonou Agreement between the ACP and the European Union and also the CARIFORUM-European Community Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).



  • Caribbean Community Secretariat
  • Acronym: CARICOM
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