Anguilla represented at CDCC regional meeting | THE DAILY HERALD

Attendees at the CDCC meeting.

ANGUILLA–Chief Statistician Lori-Rae Alleyne-Franklin represented Anguilla at the recent meeting of the monitoring committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) held in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The CDCC aims to promote and strengthen economic and social cooperation and integration among the countries of the Caribbean; and to promote cooperation between the countries and integration processes of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The meeting called for the repositioning of vulnerable, indebted Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on the path to sustainable development. Senior government representatives, economists, statisticians, non-governmental organisation (NGO) officials and civil society leaders discussed the importance of building stronger synergies between the agendas of SIDS and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation.

Discussions also centred on the outcomes of the third meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, which was held in Santiago, Chile, from April 22 to 26, during which authorities focused attention on the difficulties affecting the sub-region and acknowledged the shared limitations on development that still persist among Caribbean States. The meeting presented preparations for the High-Level Political Forum and SIDS Summit, which will take place during the 74th UN General Assembly later this year, during which the Caribbean will be raising the importance of empowering people, ensuring inclusiveness and promoting equality in building strategies to improve countries’ resilience.

As a follow-up to this meeting the Anguilla Statistics Department (ASD) will in the near future launch a campaign to share, inform and create discussion regarding the importance of the SDGs and the need for mainstreaming them into national policies and inter-sectoral development plans, with the participation of government ministries, departments, NGOs, civil society and the private sector.

Source: The Daily Herald