Fifth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean will be inaugurated
The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, and the Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Bárcena, will open the fifth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development .
Meeting to be held from March 7 to 9, 2022 in Costa Rica, the country that holds the pro tempore presidency of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
“The attendance of more than 750 people between representatives of governments, international institutions, the United Nations System, the private sector, academia and civil society, who will participate in face-to-face and virtual format, has already been confirmed.
At the meeting, which will feature more than 25 side events, attendees will meet to review the progress and challenges of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region.
The intergovernmental meeting will be inaugurated on Monday, March 7 at 08:00 am Costa Rica time (GMT-6) by Carlos Alvarado, President of Costa Rica; Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations; and Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
The Regional Forum seeks to provide useful peer learning opportunities through voluntary reviews, sharing of best practices and discussion of common goals. Its conclusions are sent directly to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development of the United Nations, a global mechanism for monitoring the 2030 Agenda that meets every July in New York.
Within the framework of the meeting, Alicia Bárcena will present the fifth report on the regional progress and challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, entitled A decade of action for a change of era.
The Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Rodolfo Solano, for his part, will present the document An innovative financing agenda for recovery.
The meeting contemplates for Tuesday, March 8, the official commemoration of the International Women’s Day, in which ministers and high authorities of
mechanisms for the advancement of women, as well as senior representatives of the United Nations and civil society.
The fifth meeting of the Forum will also hold five thematic tables that will address issues such as development in transition and the urgency of moving towards renewed international cooperation for development; statistical, quantitative and territorial monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals; natural disasters and the asymmetry of climate change in the Caribbean; conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for sustainable recovery; and education and gender equality as a central human right for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The complete program of the fifth meeting of the Forum is available on the special meeting website: https://foroalc2030.cepal.org/2022/es”.
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