ACS discuss collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme

ACS Secretary General Rodolfo Sabonge with Mr. Ugo Blanco, United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative to Trinidad and Tobago

ACS Secretary General, H.E. Rodolfo Sabonge met with the United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative to Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Curacao and St. Marteen, Mr. Ugo Blanco, on January 24, 2023 to discuss several matters of mutual interest to their organisations. In particular, the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding which was originally signed in October 2021 between the UNDP and ACS was discussed. 

Discussions also covered the areas for further collaboration that would be explored between the organisations in governance, digitalization (and e-governance), Multi-dimensional Vulnerability Index (MVI), financing for development / Bridgetown initiative and Sargassum management among others.

About the ACS

The Association of Caribbean States is the organization for consultation, cooperation and concerted action in trade, transport, sustainable tourism and natural disasters in the Greater Caribbean. Its Member States are Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela. Its Associate Members are Aruba, Curacao, (France on behalf of French Guiana, Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin ), Guadeloupe, Martinique, Sint Maarten, (The Netherlands on behalf of Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius ), Turks and Caicos.