SEVENTEENTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN

AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR)

 

MEETING OF OFFICIALS:  

 

     

10-11 April 2014

GEORGETOWN

GUYANA       

 

MINISTERIAL:

 

20-21 May 2014

GEORGETOWN

GUYANA

 

THIRD CARICOM-SPAIN JOINT COMMISSION

MONDAY, 19 MAY 2014

 

Working Dossier for the Third Meeting of the CARICOM-Spain Joint Commission

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SEVENTEENTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL

FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR)

MINISTERIAL SESSION, 20-21 MAY 2014

DOCUMENTATION

 

Draft Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations of the Seventeenth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Georgetown, Guyana, 20-21 May 2014

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  OPENING REMARKS BY AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY

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  Draft Agenda (Including Location of Document)

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Paper COFCOR/2014/17/1 - Draft Agenda dated 14 May 2014 REV

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Paper COFCOR/2014/17/2 - Working Document for the Seventeenth Meeting of the COFCOR (Report of the Meeting of Officials Preparatory to the Seventeenth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Georgetown, Guyana, 10-11 April 2014)

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Paper COFCOR/2014/17/3 - Deriving Real Gains From Diplomatic Representation and Encounters to Expand the Economic and Political Space of the Community (In relation to Agenda Item 8)

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Paper COFCOR/2014/17/4 - Brief on CARICOM-US Relations (In relation to Agenda Item 4.7 - United States of America (USA))

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Paper COFCOR/2014/17/5  - Brief on Issues before OAS (In relation to Agenda Item 13.2 - Organisation of American States (OAS))

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  Paper COFCOR/2014/17/6 - Cuba (In relation to Agenda Item 4.5 Cuba)

 

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  Attachment to Paper 6

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Paper COFCOR/2014/17/7 - The Issue of the Economic, Commercial and Financial Embargo Imposed by the USA Against Cuba in the Context of the Application of US Extraterritorial Laws in Jamaica and the Implications for the Region [Proposed by Jamaica] (In relation Agenda Item 9)

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Paper COFCOR/2014/17/8 - Joint Declaration Third Caricom-Mexico Summit, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 29 April 2014 (In relation to Agenda Item 4.1)

 

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Paper COFCOR/2014/17/9 - Declaration of Merida: Sixth Summit of Heads of State and/or Government of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 30 April 2014 (In relation to Agenda Item 13.4 Association of Caribbean States (ACS))

 

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Paper COFCOR/2014/17/10 - Infrastructure Fund for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean

(In relation to Agenda Item 4.1 Mexico)

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Paper COFCOR/2014/17/11 - Draft CARICOM Declaration on the International Development Agenda Post 2015 (In relation to Agenda Item 13.1.1 – The Post-2015 Development Agenda)

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  Paper COFCOR/2014/17/12 -  Canada (In relation to Agenda Item 4.8 Canada) WORD Version PDF Version
       

Retreat in the margins seventeenth meeting of the COFCOR

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 AT 9:45-12:45 hrs

 

Redefining the Thrust of the Region’s Foreign Policy Approach

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  Presentation on Caribbean Economic and Social Challenges by Justin Ram, Director of Economics, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)   PDF Version
  Mr. Justin Ram Bio Data   PDF Version
 

Presentation on Challenges and Opportunities for CARICOM–LATIN AMERICAN Relations in the Changing 21st Century Environment by Mark Kirton, (Ph.D.), Institute of, International Relations, the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad

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  From two Worlds to many Political Worlds and within one Global Economy: CARICOM’S Adjustments WORD Version PDF Version

MEETING WITH THIRD STATES /ORGANISATIONS IN THE MARGINS

OF THE SEVENTEENTH MEETING OF THE COFCOR

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 AT 15:00-16:30 hrs

  Argentina:    
   - Translation   PDF Version
   - Note Verbale   PDF Version
  Brazil:    
 

Briefing Notes for Meeting between CARICOM Foreign Ministers and His Excellency Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Minister of External Relations of Brazil

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  New Zealand:    
 

Briefing Notes for Meeting between CARICOM Foreign Ministers and the Honourable Murray Mccully, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand

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  Spain:    
 

- Briefing Notes for Meeting between CARICOM Foreign Ministers and H.E Jose Manuel

  Garcia-Margallo Y Marfil, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain

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- Final Minutes of the Third Meeting of the Joint Commission between the Kingdom

  of Spain and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

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- Annex I WORD Version PDF Version
  Special Commission Responsible for the Promotion of the Universalisation of the Inter-American System of Human Rights (SIDH) - Ecuador, Uruguay, Haiti and Guatemala:    
 

- Briefing Notes for Exchange of Views between CARICOM Foreign Ministers and 

  Representatives of the Special Committee of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the 

  Conference of State Parties to the American Convention on Human Rights

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- Attachment I - American Convention on Human Rights

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- Attachment II - Third Conference of States Parties to the American Convention on

  Human Rights Declaration of Montevideo

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- Attachment III - Signatories and Ratifications

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- CARICOM and the Inter-American System of Human Rights: Benefits and Challenges

  of the Ratification of the American Convention on Human Rights

 

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- The Question of the Location of the Headquarters of the Inter-American Commission

  on Human Rights

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  - Declaration of Cochabamba WORD Version PDF Version
  - Declaration of Guayaquil WORD Version PDF Version
  - Declaration of Montevideo   PDF Version
  International Organisation for Migration (IOM)    
  - Regional Consultative Process on Migration (RCPs)   PDF Version
 

- Fourth Global Meeting of Chairs and Secretariats of Regional Consultative Processes

  on Migration (RCPs)

 

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- Presentation on Improving Migration Governance: Regional Consultative Processes

  (RCPS) by Mr. Robert G. Paiva, Regional Director, Central America, North America

   and the Caribbean, International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

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  - Mr. Robert G. Paiva Bio. Data   PDF Version
       

DRAFT LIST OF DELEGATES

  Draft List of Delegates

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ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

  Savingram No. 372 dated 14 May 2014 (Revised Administrative Note and Programme)

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Revised Programme 14 May 2014

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  Revised Administrative Note  13 May 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
  Hotel Rates as at February 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
  Administrative and Logistical Arrangements (Savingram No. 351/2014 dated 8 May 2014) WORD Version PDF Version
  Draft Agenda and Retreat (Savingram No. 362/2014 dated 9 May 2014) WORD Version PDF Version
  Report of the Meeting of Officials Preparatory to the Seventeenth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Georgetown, Guyana, 10-11 April 2014. (Savingram No. 363/2014 dated 9 May 2014) WORD Version PDF Version
       
       

 

MEETING OF OFFICIALS PREPARATORY TO THE SEVENTEENTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL

FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR), 10-11 APRIL 2014

DOCUMENTATION

AGENDA ITEMS

DRAFT AGENDA WORD Version PDF Version
1-3 OPENING; ADOPTION OF AGENDA; PROCEDURAL MATTERS WORD Version PDF Version
4.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTS:

   
4.1 Mexico  4 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
4.2 UK-Caribbean Forum8 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
4.3 Spain 7 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
4.4 Japan (including Preparation for Celebration of Friendship Year) WORD Version PDF Version
4.5 Cuba 4 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
4.6 Turkey 9 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
4.7 Brazil 4 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
4.8 Canada (Update on CARICOM-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Negotiations) 9 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version

5.

MULTILATERAL RELATIONS:

   
5.1 United Nations (UN) 4 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
5.1.6 Conservation and Sustainable use of Marine Biological Diversity beyond areas on National Jurisdiction8 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
5.1.7 Preparations for the 2014 United Nations Climate Change Summit 8 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
5.2 Organisation of American States (OAS) 11 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
 

Working brief on Issues before the OAS and CARICOM-U.S relations

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5.3 Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) 9 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
5.4 Association of Caribbean States (ACS) WORD Version PDF Version
5.5 The Commonwealth WORD Version PDF Version
5.6 African , Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) 9 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
 

Attachment I to 5.6 - Preparing for the Future: An Issues Paper on the Activities of the Ambassadorial Working Group on Future Perspectives for the ACP Group - ACP Secretariat, Brussels - ( May 2013) 9 April 2014

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Attachment II to 5.6 - Executive Summary - Study on the Future Perspectives of the

ACP Group - Professor Mirjam Van Reisen - [Europe External Policy Advisors] - May 2012

9 April 2014

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  Attachment III to 5.6 - ACP 3D - Future Perspectives of the ACP Group - Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen, Brussels, April 11, 2012, Final Report 9 April 2014   PDF Version
 

Attachment IV to 5.6 - 7th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government, Sipopo, Equatorial Guinea, 13-14 December, Sipopo Declaration - “The Future of the ACP Group in a Changing World: Challenges and Opportunities 9 April 2014

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  Attachment V to 5.6 - Terms of Reference for the ACP Eminent Persons Group 9 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
 

Attachment VI to 5.6 - The Pacific Conference on the Future Perspectives for the ACP Group Beyond, Apia, Samoa, 17–19 October 2013, Mulifanua, Conclusions and Recommendations   9 April 2014

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  Attachment VII to 5.6 - Grand Anse Consultations on the Future of the ACP Group Beyond 2020, St. Georges, Grenada, 1 and 2 November 2013

9 April 2014

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  Attachment VIII to 5.6 - Opening Remarks by the CARICOM Secretary-General at the Caribbean Regional EPG Consultations 9 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version

6.

REQUESTS FROM THIRD STATES TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL

FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR) 9 April 2014

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7.

HOW TO DERIVE REAL GAINS FROM DIPLOMATIC

REPRESENTATION AND ENCOUNTERS TO EXPAND THE ECONOMIC

AND POLITICAL SPACE OF THE COMMUNITY (Senior Officials will be

requested to provide ideas on measures that can be taken in this regard)

10 April 2014

 

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8. CANDIDATURES 4 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version

9.

BRIEFING ON SUB-REGIONAL GROUPINGS: 8 April 2014

 

 

  -    Central American Integration System (SICA) WORD Version PDF Version
  -    Constitutive Treaty of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR)
  -    The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA)
10. ONGOING ISSUES OF CONCERN: 9 April 2014    
  -    CARICOM Relations with the Dominican Republic WORD Version PDF Version
  -    Ukraine
  -    Syria
  -    Israel/Palestine
11 BORDER ISSUES: WORD Version PDF Version
12.

LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE SINGAPORE MINISTERIAL VISIT IN

JULY 2013 (To be discussed by Ministers at the COFCOR) 4 April 2014

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PREPARATIONS FOR THE SEVENTEENTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR)

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14. ANY OTHER BUSINESS 9 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
       

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

       
1.

Savingram No. 208/2014 - Seventeenth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) (Convening)

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Savingram No. 256/2014 - Meeting of Officials Preparatory to the Seventeenth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations  (COFCOR), Georgetown, Guyana, 10-11 April 2014 (Provisional Agenda )

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3. Provisional Agenda WORD Version PDF Version
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Savingram No. 260/2014 - Meeting of Officials Preparatory to the Seventeenth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations  (COFCOR), Georgetown, Guyana, 10-11 April 2014 (Information on Access to Documentation and Logistical Arrangements)

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Savingram No. 271/2014 - Seventeenth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) New Zealand’s Request To Address The Cofcor

 
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6. Attachment to Savingram 271 - Note Verbale dated 12 March 2014 New Zealand’s Request To Address The Cofcor   PDF Version
BACKGROUND DOCUMENTATION
1. Report of the Sixteenth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 14-15 May 2013 4 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version

ANNEX

II         OPENING REMARKS BY AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE, SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY AT THE  SIXTEENTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR), PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 13 MAY 2013 4 April 2014

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ANNEX

III        SPEECH DELIVERED BY AMBASSADOR MICHEL KERPENS, AMBASSADOR AT LARGE, CABINET OF THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON BEHALF OF HIS EXCELLENCY WINSTON LACKIN, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SURINAME 4 April 2014

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ANNEX

IV       STATEMENT TO BE DELIVERED BY THE HONOURABLE WINSTON DOOKERAN, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (COFCOR) AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SIXTEENTH MEETING OF THE COFCOR, MAY 14-15, 2013 PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 4 April 2014

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ANNEX

V         AGENDA 4 April 2014

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ANNEX

VI        DRAFT CARICOM RESOLUTION ON SECURITY COUNCIL        

            REFORM 4 April 2014

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ANNEX

VII       PAPER PUT FORWARD BY BARBADOS ENTITTLED “UPDATE AND PREPARATIONS FOR COMING NEGOTIATIONS” - THE UN THIRD GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES AND THE UN INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SIDS 4 April 2014

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2. Report of the Fifth Special Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) WORD Version PDF Version
3.

Annex III to the Report of the Fifth Special Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations - Statement by The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of The Government of Spain, H.E. Mr. José Manuel García-Margallo at The COFCOR Ministerial Meeting, 27.09.2013

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4.

Brief for CARICOM-Singapore Minsterial Exchange 3 April 2014

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5. Annex I - Draft List of Participants 3 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
6. Annex II - Bio Data for Ministers 3 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
7. Annex III - Background on Visit Sites 3 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
8. Annex IV - Report of Meeting with SCP Delegation 3 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
9. Singapore Visit Report 3 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
10. Speech by Minister of Foreign Affairs 3 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version

 

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