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Annual report on regional progress and challenges in relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

May 2017 | Institutional Documents and Books
Publication cover
Corporate author:
  • NU. CEPAL
UN symbol.:
LC/L.4268(FDS.1/3)
Pages:
114 p.
Editorial:
ECLAC
Type:
Institutional Documents and Books
Collection:
  • Books and Monographs
    • Institutional Documents and Books

Description

In May 2016, at the thirty-sixth session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), held in Mexico City, the Commission’s member States adopted resolution 700 (XXXVI), the Mexico Resolution, which established the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development as a regional mechanism to follow up and review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, its means of implementation, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. The Economic and Social Council subsequently endorsed the establishment of the Forum in its resolution 2016/12.

The regional response to this new challenge, the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development is State-led and open to the Latin American and Caribbean countries. It is convened under the auspices of ECLAC and is guided by the principles established for all follow-up and review processes by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in September 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly. It involves States, the private sector and civil society, as well as subsidiary bodies of ECLAC, development banks, other United Nations agencies and regional integration blocs. The Forum seeks to provide useful opportunities for peer learning, including through voluntary reviews, the sharing of best practices and discussion of shared targets.

This report represents a contribution to the efforts by the region’s governments and the multiple stakeholders to implement, follow up and evaluate policies and strategies for the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. We are aware that no single document can encompass the complexity and variety of the challenges this involves. Accordingly, this report confines itself to three spheres: a diagnostic of progress made thus far and the challenges ahead; a description of national institutional mechanisms existing in the region for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda 2030; and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities involved in building and measuring Sustainable Development Goal indicators.

Table of contents

Foreword .-- I. Latin America and the Caribbean: the Sustainable Development Goals and the new international context. A. The 2030 Agenda and multilateralism: instruments to correct the current globalization trend. B. Latin America and the Caribbean and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: progress and outstanding issues. C. Final reflections: technology, diversification and economic integration are the keys to a renewed role for the region in the international system. -- II. Institutions for implementing the 2030 Agenda in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. A. The Sustainable Development Goals in the public policy cycle of Latin America and the Caribbean. B. The Sustainable Development Goals: the future vision of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and the role of civil society. C. Institutional coordination mechanisms adopted by the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. D. The Sustainable Development Goals in the planning instruments of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. E. Incorporation of the Sustainable Development Goals into the public account s of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. F. Monitoring and evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean .-- III. Measuring the Sustainable Development Goal indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean. A. The global indicator framework for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals. B. The institutional architecture for monitoring statistical processes related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region. C. Diagnosis of national statistical capabilities for the production of the Sustainable Development Goal indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean. D. ECLAC contributions to measuring the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean: experience and strengths at the disposal of member countries. E. The challenges posed to national statistical systems by new data ecosystems.

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