Havana, Cuba.- In a closing statement of the 19th meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC), held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean ministers and high-ranking officials called to reposition the vulnerable and indebted small island developing States (SIDS), so they can take the path towards sustainable development.
Addressing the high-level meeting, Deputy Executive Secretary for Management and Program Analysis of ECLAC, Raúl García-Buchaca, on behalf of the Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena, highlighted that "our focus continues to be on building the necessary skills and institutional capacity."
So in that way "those of you who have responsibility for implementing sustainable development at home are better positioned to meeting the challenges of integrated sectoral planning and policy coherence which are essential factors to the successful implementation of Agenda 2030."
Senior government representatives, economists, statisticians, non-governmental organization officials and civil society leaders discussed a broad agenda at the meeting in an effort to reposition vulnerable, indebted Caribbean SIDS on the path to sustainable development.
They underscored the importance of building stronger synergies between the agendas of SIDS and the implementation of the Sustabinable Development Goals. (PL)