Belmopan- The Government of Belize (GOB) and the United Nations Development Programme are hosting a two-day ministerial exchange on the 28th and 29th of August 2017. During these two days, sessions will promote dialogue and exchange between Ministers and Permanent Secretaries/Chief Executive Officers of Ministries with responsibility for National Security from CARICOM.
Present at the exchange are Barbados, Guyana, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Saint Lucia and of course Belize. During the exchange, here will be various presentations and opportunities for reflection and sharing of good practices to improve policy-making and programming aimed at decreasing crime and violence in the Southern and Eastern Caribbean.
The goal of the CARISECURE project is to foster a reliance on valid, reliable, and comparable data on citizen security by and across 10 Eastern and Southern Caribbean countries. The 10 countries are: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Guyana, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. The ultimate goal is to improve national policy making on youth crime and violence in these countries.