The year 2015 offers a unique opportunity for global leaders to end poverty and transform the world to better meet human needs and the necessities of economic transformation, while protecting the environment, ensuring peace and realising human rights. Three high-level international engagements are presenting the international community with the opportunity to chart a new era of sustainable development: the past Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3); the Special Summit on Sustainable Development at the United Nations (UN) in September; and the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris in December 2015. (Read paper)
Irwin LaRocque, is the seventh Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). He is the former Assistant Secretary-General for Trade and Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat, a position he assumed in September 2005. Prior to that, he served, with distinction, at senior management levels in the Public Service of Dominica for over eighteen years.
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