Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2019. 1:13 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is celebrating the 46th anniversary of its founding today.
CARICOM is celebrating the anniversary with the hosting of the 40th regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community.
The meeting of Heads of Government began yesterday in Saint Lucia.
The meeting has the participation of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, outgoing president of Caricom, Timothy Harris, and the Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque.
The treaty was signed in Chaguaramas (Trinidad and Tobago) on July 4, 1973, and became effective on August 1, 1973.
The treaty replaced the Caribbean Free Trade Association and led to the creation of CARICOM and the Common Market.
CARICOM is the oldest surviving integration movement in the developing world. Its achievements along the way are many. Great strides have been made, particularly through functional cooperation in education, in health, in culture, insecurity. The organization is a respected voice in international affairs because of coordinated foreign policy.
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