CARICOM

Caribbean Community

President: Abraham Alejandro Carlos Mendoza

Chair:

Topic A) Strategies to protect agriculture and counter the impact of the Ukrainian-Russian armed conflict on food systems in the Caribbean region with emphasis on food security due to the lack of resources for endangered people.

​Topic B) Measures to avoid the illicit trafficking of American firearms with special emphasis on the increasing violence rate and the presence of organized crime in the Caribbean region.

Background and powers of the committee

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a group formed by 20 nations that promote and supports an inclusive, competitive, prosperous, and sharing association of Caribbean countries, driven by excellence, innovation, and productivity. As aforementioned, seeking that each citizen is safe and has the opportunity to realize his or her potential through guaranteed human rights and social justice; always looking for economic, cultural, and social prosperity. This Community consists of 15 Member States and five Associate Members, which are home to approximately 16 million citizens that belong to the main ethnic groups of Indigenous Peoples, Africans, Indians, Europeans, Chinese, Portuguese and Javanese. CARICOM came into being on 4th July 1973 with the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas by Barbados, the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Jamaica, and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The community’s integration strategies rest in four pillars: economic integration, foreign policy coordination, human and social development, and security.

Faculties:

The Caribbean Community establishes its work through a governance structure that includes organisms, bodies, institutions, and other stakeholders. This way, the Community is empowered to:

  • Determine and provide policy direction for the Community to take all appropriate measures to ensure the carrying out of obligations, at the same time as establishing such as organs or bodies as it considers necessary;

  • Initiate proposals and create treaties among the Member States;

  • Take decisions for establishing the financial arrangements necessary to defray the expenses of the Community, while facilitating the implementation of community decisions.