Cuba calls for joining efforts to meet the 2030 SDGs | News


The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, called on Monday to join efforts in the Latin American and Caribbean region to meet the goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030.


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“Let’s focus efforts on a paradigm of sustainable, inclusive development that corrects great inequalities within and between countries,” said the Cuban foreign minister in the framework of the Fifth Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development.

Rodríguez Parrilla stressed that the report presented at the event shows that the insufficient trend to achieve the SDGs in 2030 continues in 68 percent of the 111 goals evaluated.

For her part, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, stressed that the forum is a space that promotes “participation, cooperation and solidarity”, vital values ​​to ensure that the area can meet the Development Goals by 2030.

At the same time, Costa Rican Foreign Minister Rodolfo Solano Quirós said that the event is an “example of how we can take advantage of the platforms of the United Nations Organization to amplify our voice about the concerns we have as a region.”

Solano Quirós has underlined that ECLAC is a space of great value due to the technical input and rigorous analysis that is carried out in terms of sustainable economic development.

In the closing ceremony of the Forum of Latin America and the Caribbean, SDG 2030, held this Wednesday, in addition to reaching certain conclusions and recommendations on development, Alicia Bárcena was fired, who will leave the presidency of ECLAC after 14 years.

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