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Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

The Caribbean Community stands on four pillars: economic integration; human and social development (formerly functional cooperation), foreign policy coordination and security. These pillars form the base of a number of diverse activities including: Free movement of goods and services by removing trade barriers and promoting reliable and sustainable energy; Providing universal primary education and standardized certificate assessments; Preventing and controlling non-communicable diseases; Increasing access to HIV and AIDS treatment; Promoting environmental health, food and nutrition, health systems strengthening, early childhood development, child rights and protection, life skills-based health, family-life education; Preventing youth on youth violence; Promoting and defending the interest of CARICOM; Positioning CARICOM strategically in the wider regional, hemispheric and global environments.