PERMANENT COUNCIL OF THE
ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
REPORT OF THE JOINT WORKING GROUP CEPCIES/CEPCIECC FOR THE CARIBBEAN SUB-REGION TO THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON INTER-AMERICAN SUMMITS MANAGEMENT
ORGANIZACION DE LOS ESTADOS AMERICANOS
September 27, 1995
With reference to your letter dated August 25, 1995 regarding the activities of the Joint Working Group CEPCIES/CEPCIECC for the Caribbean Sub-Region, I am pleased to report to you that, in compliance with CIES/Res. 495 (XXIX/0/95) the Working Group has been reinstated and has commenced its work. The Group will monitor the implementation of the Conclusions and Recommendations emanating from the Eighth Joint CIES/CIECC Policy, Programming and Coordination Meeting for the Caribbean Sub-Region, which was held in Belize, March 1995. In that Meeting, the Caribbean member states accorded priority to economic diversification, integration, trade liberation and market access (OEA/Ser.H/X.52). With respect to trade liberalization and economic integration, it was agreed that, "there is need for a careful study of the impact of such measures on Caribbean economies. In this regard, the Caribbean supports the work of the Special Committee on Trade and fully expect that the broad policy recommendations emanating from that Committee will pay due regard to ensuring the mitigation of any potentially negative effect on the economies of the Small States of the Caribbean".
The Working Group is concerned also with the priorities as well as a strategy for accomplishing the goals related to resolutions AG/Res. 1314, Inter-American Cooperation for Integral Development, and AG/Res. 1354, Partnership for Development and Elimination of Poverty, mandated by the General Assembly. 1n a formal meeting of the Joint Working Group CEPCIES/CEPCIECC for the Caribbean Sub-Region, it was agreed that Governments of the Caribbean would be reminded of the need to ratify the Protocol of Managua.
The Group will keep you updated on its work on the activities related to the transition to the new cooperation system, as well as to the relevant General Assembly mandates.
I take this opportunity to reiterate to you the assurances of my highest consideration.
Mrs. Juliet Mallet Phillip
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