EU — Outline for a Joint Caribbean-EU Partnership Strategy

The CARIFORUM and the EU will iden­ti­fy shared pri­or­i­ties and chal­lenges to be addressed in the con­text of the joint strat­e­gy. These pri­or­i­ties could include: 

a) Region­al Inte­gra­tion and Coop­er­a­tion in the wider Caribbean, with par­tic­u­lar atten­tion to: 

  • Pro­mo­tion of Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment, through the build­ing of capac­i­ty in the imple­men­ta­tion of the EPA; devel­op­ment of enter­prise; pro­mot­ing inno­va­tion and com­pe­ti­tion; increas­ing invest­ments and exports includ­ing in the areas of agro-indus­try and tourism; devel­op­ment of infra­struc­ture net­works and a skilled mobile labour force; gen­er­at­ing wealth, social cohe­sion and pover­ty alleviation;
  • Pro­mo­tion of Human and Social Devel­op­ment, through edu­ca­tion and train­ing; food and ener­gy secu­ri­ty; health and well­ness; youth, gen­der and culture.

b) Recon­struc­tion and Insti­tu­tion­al Sup­port to Haiti, through a long term and sus­tain­able pro­gramme of coop­er­a­tion between the CARIFORUM and the EU, tak­ing account of the devel­op­ment goals and strat­e­gy defined by Haiti.

c) Cli­mate Change and Nat­ur­al Dis­as­ters, with spe­cial ref­er­ence to capac­i­ty build­ing, adap­ta­tion, mit­i­ga­tion and post dis­as­ter reconstruction. 

d) Crime and Secu­ri­ty, includ­ing the traf­fick­ing of ille­gal drugs and arms 

e) Joint Action in Bi-region­al, Mul­ti­lat­er­al and Glob­al fora, including: 

  • Pro­mo­tion of human rights, demo­c­ra­t­ic val­ues and governance
  • reform of the Unit­ed Nations and the inter­na­tion­al finan­cial sys­tem and institutions
  • coor­di­nat­ed response to the glob­al finan­cial and eco­nom­ic crisis
  • attain­ment of the Mil­len­ni­um Devel­op­ment Goals
  • pur­suit of the Doha Devel­op­ment Agenda

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