The CARICOM Secretariat is the principal administrative organ of the Community and is headed by a Secretary General who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Community.
To contribute, in support of Member States, to the improvement of the quality of life of the People of the Community and the development of an innovative and productive society in partnership with institutions and groups working towards attaining a people-centred, sustainable and internationally competitive Community.
CARICOM STATEMENT ON THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH
AFRICA ISSUED BY THE TWENTY-SECOND INTER-SESSIONAL
MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT
OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM), 25-26
FEBRUARY 2011, ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) observes, with
grave concern, the recent developments in the Middle
East and North Africa, which have been sparked by
the desire of the people of that Region for change.
The Community expresses deep regret at the loss of
life during the peaceful demonstrations.
The Caribbean Community promotes and encourages
the adherence to democratic principles, good
governance, the rule of law and the protection of
human rights. The Community reiterates its
endorsement of the principles enshrined in the
Charter of the United Nations and therefore condemns
the use of violence against people who are
The deep desire of the people of that Region to
have greater political and economic involvement in
their countries’ future is evident through their
sustained peaceful protests. The Community calls for
an immediate end to the violence and looks forward
to a resolution of the situation through dialogue
and actions which would allow the free exercise of
the fundamental human rights by the people of that