Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)

Edited by: Tom Lansford

In: Political Handbook of the World 2018–2019

Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)

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  • Established: By treaty signed June 18, 1981, in Basseterre, St. Kitts, effective July 4, 1981.

    Purpose: The Mission of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is to be a Center of Excellence contributing to the sustainable development of OECS Member States by supporting their strategic insertion into the global economy while maximizing the benefits accruing from their collective space.

    Headquarters: Castries, St. Lucia.

    Principal Organs: Authority of Heads of Government of the Member States, OECS Assembly, Council of Ministers, Economic Affairs Council, and the OECS Commission.


    Director General: Dr. Didacus Jules (St. Lucia).

    Membership (7): Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    Associate Members (3): Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Martinique.

    Official Language: English.

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