The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will observe its 42nd Anniversary on June 18, 2023, under the theme Vision.Integration.Sustainability.Progress. In commemoration of this milestone, the OECS Commission will celebrate with a calendar of activities throughout the month of June.

The 42nd Anniversary Celebrations will highlight the achievements, progress and aspirations of the OECS, and will also recognize the commitment and dedication of its eleven (11) Member States, as well as its partners and stakeholders.

The calendar of activities is aimed at ensuring that every OECS Citizen has the opportunity to get involved. The highlight of the month of celebration is the hosting of the 73rd Meeting of the OECS Authority in Saint Kitts and Nevis from June 18th-19th, 2023. Other notable activities in the Twin-Island Federation include the OECS in the Classroom School Tour from June 13th-16th and the OECS Fun Walk on June 17th.

Citizens across all OECS Member States will get the opportunity to join in the celebrations on OECS Colours Day, slated for June 16, where they will show their pride and support for the OECS Integration Movement by donning the OECS Colours of green, yellow, white and navy blue. Young people across the region will also get in on the act by participating in a knowledge based Poll about the OECS via the U-Report Platform on June 14th.

The Anniversary celebrations will culminate with a Thanksgiving Service at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Castries, Saint Lucia on June 25th.

The OECS Commission extends a warm invitation to the general public, organizations, and stakeholders, both within and beyond the OECS region, to join in the activities as we celebrate our shared values and aspirations.

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SOURCE: Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit