18 May 2017, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean convened a one-day workshop to accelerate SDG implementation in the Caribbean, with the aim of enhancing technical capacity in planning, implementing, and monitoring the SDGs at the national level. The workshop took place on the 18 May 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
The workshop brought together senior government officials with responsibility for planning, sustainable development and foreign affairs, as well as representatives from other regional and international organizations. The following ECLAC member countries were represented: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The following associate member countries were also represented: Aruba, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao and Montserrat.
Other workshop participants included United Nations agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF), International Labour Organization (ILO), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Regional development organizations represented at the workshop include CARICOM, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and Association of Caribbean States (ACS). Representatives of academia, other international organizations, and civil society included the University of the West Indies (UWI), Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), Latin America and Caribbean Network Information Network (LACNIC), and the Sub-committee on SDGs.
UN symbol: LC/CAR/2017/8