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 Objectives
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Title: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Mission and Function
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Title: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Mission and Function
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Caribbean Community
Publisher: Caribbean Community
Publication Date: 2003
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Subject: Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: Caribbean
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Bibliographic ID: UF00017095
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover
    Mission statement
        Page 1
    Structure
        Page 2
    Objectives
        Page 3
    Principal organs
        Page 4
    Institutions
        Page 5
    Back Cover
        Cover
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bean Community and Common
d on 4 July 1973. By Treaty revi~,q
;the successor entity is now
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MISSION STATEMENT

"To provide dynamic leadership
and service, in partnership with
Community institutions and
groups, towards the attainment
of a viable, internationally
competitive and sustainable
Community, with
Improved quality of life for all."



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STRUCTURE


OBJETIVS









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e Montsierrat 1 May 1974 -
St. Kitts and Nevis 26 Jul 1974
Saint Lucia 1 1974
,- St. Vincent and the GreaedinsI- I 197 .
Suriname 4 Jul 5
Trialded and Tobago 1 August 1973








Fred Cozier (under CARIFTA) (Barbados, 1968-1969)
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S-rr liam Demrnad ai go,..1Q0-1974)
: Sir Alister Mclntyre (Grenada, 1974- 977
".r. Kurleigh King (Barbados, 1979-1983) ,
:.. ... Roderick Rainf rd (Jam a99 4 '"






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FUNCTIONS
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> Service meetings of the Organs and Institutions of the > Co-ordinate in relation to the Community, the activities
Community and take appropriate follow-up action on of donor agencies, international, regional and national
determinations coming out from such meetings; institutions for the achievement of objectives of the
Community;
> Initiate, organise and conduct studies on issues for the Community;
achievement of the objectives of the Community; Prepare the draft budget of te Community for

> Provide, on request, services to Member States of the examination by the Budget Committee;
Community on matters relating to the achievement of its
objectives; Provide, on request, technical assistance to national
authorities to facilitate implementation of Community
> Collect, store and disseminate to Member States of the decisions;
Community, information relevant for the achievement of
objectives of the Community; Conduct, as mandated, fact-finding assignments in
Member States; and
> Assist Community Organs in the development and
implementation of proposals and programmes for the Initiate and/or develop proposals for consideration and
achievementofobectivesoftheCommunit; decision by competent Organs in order to achieve
Community objectives.


ORGANISATION

Objectives of the Community are: -

> Improved standards of living and work; /

> Full employment of labour and other factors of production;

> Accelerated co-ordinated 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;

> The 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

> Enhanced co-ordination of Member States' foreign and (foreign) economic policies; and

Enhanced functional co-operation, including:
i. More efficient operation of common services and activities for the benefit of
Its peoples;
ii. Accelerated promotion of greater understanding among its peoples and the
Advancement of their social, cultural and technological development;
iii. Intensified activities in areas such as health, education, transportation and
Telecommunications.




OBJETIVE



PRICIPL OGAN





PRINCIPAL ORGANS OF THE COMMUNITY

SThe Conference of Heads of Government called The Conference

The Community Council of Ministers called The CoUncil


THE CONFERENCE

The Conference of Heads of Government (The Conference) consists of the Prime Ministers of all Member States of the
Caribbean Community, except in the case of Guyana and Suriname whose Executive Presidents represent their
respective countries. In the case of Monts r is the representative. The onsibility of
The Conference is to determine and oce for the
conclusion of of and
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The Commu of (The n I) is th cond highest

The C r nsible nity Afln Ignated by Member
Stat uncil is r e stOrategic planning and
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of their functions by four Ministerial


il for Trade and Ec
) Promotes trade and econom"W and oversees the operations of the CARICOM
Single Market and Economy (

The Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR)
Determines relations between the Community and international organizations and Third States.

The Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD)
Promotes human and social development.

The Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP)
SCo-ordinates economic policy and financial and monetary integration of Member States.


RINIL ORGAN







Legal Affairs Committee
Budget Committee
Committee of Central Bank Governors





Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA)
Caribbean Meteorological Institute (CMI)
Caribbean Meteorological Organisation (CMO)
Caribbean Food Corporation (CFC)
Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI)
Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI)
Association of Caribbean Community Parliamentarians (ACCP)
Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD)
Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI)
Caribbean Association for Standards and Quality (CROSQ)

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Under the Treaty, the following entities po
are Associate Institutions of the Community:




Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Secretariat (OECS)
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)
Caribbean Examination Council (CXC)
Caribbean Law InstitutelCaribbean Law Institutional Centre (CLICLIC)
Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM)
University of Guyana (UG)
University of the West Indies (UWI)





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