Sub-Regional Caribbean Consultation toward a Global Compact For Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
The Sub-Regional Caribbean Consultation was convened in Trinidad and Tobago over the period November 27 - 28, 2017, and organized and facilitated by the International Organization for Migration with financing from the European Union.
The event brought together government representatives from Bahamas, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, there was also representation of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) as well as the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).
The event was inaugurated by Ms. Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews, Chief Immigration Officer, Immigration Division, Ministry of National Security of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Dillon Alleyne, Deputy Director of the ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean and Mr. Robert Natiello, Regional Coordination Officer for the Caribbean and Chief of Mission in Guyana of IOM.
During the two-day event, country representatives were introduced to details about the Global Compact process, as well as the specific thematic areas that were to be discussed. Participants broke down each topic into those corresponding to key priority areas for the participating countries.