Association of Caribbean States (ACS)

Association des Etats de la Caraïbe (AEC)
Asociación de Estados del Caribe (AEC)

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1994-07-24 Cartagena de Indias Colombia


24 Jul 1994, Cartagena da Indias (Colombia), on signature of a draft convention, having been proposed, May 1992, in the final report of U-XE3013 - West Indian Commission; and Conference of Heads of Government of D-XD4579 - Caribbean Community (CARICOM) reaffirming their confidence in the proposed Association, 5-8 Jul 1993, Nassau (Bahamas). Designed to include all the countries of the Caribbean basin. Headquarters in Trinidad-Tobago. Convention establishing the ACS came into force in 2007.


Strengthen the regional cooperation and integration process, so as to create an enhanced economic space in the region; preserve the environmental integrity of the Caribbean Sea which is regarded as the common patrimony of the peoples of the region; promote the sustainable development of the Greater Caribbean.


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Permanent organs: Ministerial Council (principal organ for policy-making and direction); Secretariat. Special Committees (5): Trade Development and External Economic Relations; Transport; Sustainable Tourism; Disaster Risk Reduction; Budget and Administration. Council of National Representatives of the Special Fund.


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GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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