Autoridades, funcionarios internacionales, altos ejecutivos y representantes de la sociedad civil analizaron el tema durante un evento paralelo al Foro de los Países de América Latina y el Caribe sobre el Desarrollo Sostenible.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated in an event entitled Commitments and Roadmap Towards a 50-50 Planet by 2030, which was held on the sidelines of the first meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development.
On the second day of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, government representatives presented their experiences regarding voluntary national reviews to achieve the worldwide initiative’s objectives.
On the first day of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, the regional body’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, presented the annual report on regional progress and challenges in relation to the 2030 Agenda.
President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the first meeting of the regional mechanism created in 2016 for follow-up on the 2030 Agenda today, in the National Palace, along with Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Luis Videgaray and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), adopted in 2015, embody the consensus of governments and different stakeholders to work collaboratively towards a transformative vision of economic, social and environmental sustainability, by correcting asymmetries and building an open and stable international system. Complying with the Agenda will need to find a balance between employment and equality policies in each country with the restrictions imposed to national decisions by an open world system.
In response to protectionist movements in the world, multilateralism will allow the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve development with equality and sustainability, says the organization.
Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet to the United Nations Secretary-General, and Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, spoke at the thirty-second session of the regional organization’s Committee of the Whole, chaired by Mexico.