Answered By: Mirian Ramirez-Rojas Last Updated: Jun 02, 2017 Views: 24
The ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean functions as a subregional think tank and facilitates increased contact and cooperation among its membership. In 1966, the subregional headquarters for the Caribbean was established in Port of Spain to serve all countries of the insular Caribbean, as well as Belize, Guyana and Suriname. In 1975, the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) was created as a permanent subsidiary body, to promote development cooperation among Caribbean countries. Secretariat services to the CDCC are assigned to the subregional headquarters for the Caribbean. In 1984, ECLA changed its name to Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), officially acknowledging the widened role of the Commission.