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Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Follow-up to the development agenda beyond 2015 and Rio+20 and the Caribbean Forum: Shaping a Sustainable Development Agenda to address the Caribbean Reality in the 21st Century

Bogotá, Colombia,  5-9 of March 2013

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) held the Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Follow-up to the development agenda beyond 2015 and Rio+20 in the Monserrate Conference Room of the Crowne Plaza Tequendama Hotel in Bógota, Colombia on 7-9 of March 2013. The meeting focused on development goals, global and regional governance and the discussion, from a regional perspective, of agreements adopted in order to inform the ongoing global processes.  This conference was preceded by the Caribbean Forum: Shaping a Sustainable Development Agenda to address the Caribbean Reality in the 21st Century, on 5-6 of March 2013 in the Esmeralda Conference Room of the same hotel.

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Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Follow-up to the development agenda beyond 2015 and Rio+20

Video of the conference

Report from the conference

Interventions & Proposals by Delegations

Opening session

Regional Consultation post-2015 in Latin America and the Caribbean (in Spanish)
Heraldo Muñoz, Chair of the United Nations Development Group - Latin America and the Caribbean (UNDG-LAC)

The vision of civil society (in Spanish)
Philipp Schönrock, Member of the Board of the Colombian Confederation of NGOs (CCONG)

The sustainable development agenda and the post-2015 developmentagenda: goals for action 
(in Spanish)
Juan Gabriel Uribe, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia

Follow-up to the post-2015 development agenda: Regional overview and the Millennium Development Goals
The sustainable development model for Latin America and the Caribbean: challenges and opportunities
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, ECLAC and Coordinator of the Regional Coordination Mechanism

Rio+20: Sustainable development goals within the framework of “The future we want”
Synergies between processes post-2015 and the sustainable development goals 
Paula Caballero, Director of Economic, Social and Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia

Evaluation of sustainable development (monitoring and participation)
Rio+20: Sustainable development goals within the framework of “The future we want” Contributions from Community of Official Statisticians to SDGs and Post-2015 Development Agenda
Ivo Havinga, Chief of the Economic Statistics Branch of the United Nations Statistics Division 
 
Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: towards a regional instrument (in Spanish)
José Luis Balmaceda, Ambassador and Director for the Environment and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile

Plenary Session
Interventions from Chile (in Spanish)
José Luis Balmaceda, Ambassador and Director for the Environment and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile

Intervention by Representative of PAHO/WHO
Dr. Karen Sealey, Senior Adviser, UN Matters and Partnerships

Intervention by Representative of Major Groups
Donna Da Costa-Martinez, Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago

 

Caribbean Forum: Shaping a Sustainable Development Agenda to address the Caribbean Reality in the 21st Century



Conclusions from the Caribbean Forum: Shaping a Sustainable Development Agenda to Address the Caribbean Reality in the Twenty-first Century 


Draft Report of the Caribbean Development Forum

Interventions & Proposals by Delegations

Session 1: Overview of progress towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the post-2015 development agenda within the framework of sustainable development in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) 
Elizabeth Thompson, Former Executive Coordinator of Rio+20 and High Level Consultant for the post-2015 Development Agenda

Session 2: Consideration of the Millennium Development Goals, the post-2015 development agenda and Rio+20 follow-up initiatives
Report on the national consultations held on the Millennium Development Goals
Alva Baptiste, Minister for External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation of Saint Lucia
Critical issues for the Caribbean in preparation for the Third Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
Garfield Barnwell, Director, Sustainable Development, CARICOM Secretariat
Implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
Janice Miller, Under-Secretary for Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica

Session 3: Advancing development in addressing the vulnerability of Caribbean SIDS through resilience building
Theme 1: Promoting human development, citizen security and human rights in Caribbean SIDS

Theme 2: Promoting inclusive growth through diversification, creativity and innovation in Caribbean SIDS
Theme 3: Building resilience and social cohesion by leveraging cultural capital and community empowerment in Caribbean SIDS
Comments on Theme 3 Building Resilience, Garfield Barnwell, Director, Sustainable Development, CARICOM Secretariat

Session 4: Strengthening governance and financial infrastructure in support of sustainable development in Caribbean SIDS
Theme 4: Enhancing institutional infrastructure and governance for sustainable development in Caribbean SIDS
Theme 5: Financing for sustainable development in small, middle-income Caribbean countries  

 

 

Background Documents

Sustainable Development
The Future We Want
Structural Change for Equality: An Integrated Approach to Development
Sustainable Development 20 Years on from the Earth Summit: Progress, gaps and strategic guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean
Time for equality: closing gaps, opening trails



Millennium Development Goals 
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals with equality in Latin America and the Caribbean: Progress and challenges
The Millennium Development Goals: a Latin American and Caribbean perspective
Milleniun Development Goals: Advances in Environmentally Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
Millennium Development Goals. Progress towards the right to health in Latin America and the Caribbean
Millennium Development Goals 2006: a look at Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Financing for Sustainable Development
Middle-income countries: a structural gap approach

Principle 10
Declaration
Report of the first meeting of the Focal Points and Roadmap


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