In brief

The seminar Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030: World visions, continental views, aims to contribute to consolidate a network of persons and entities with a view to progress in building capacity for understanding planetary future trends and their implications for public policy in the region. It will take place on 24 and 25 September 2014, at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

ECLAC, through ILPES and with the support of the government of the Republic of Korea, organizes the event as part of the activities agreed with the planning authorities of the region gathered at the Regional Planning Council, to encourage a permanent and systematic reflection of the future of the planet and the region as a whole and, in particular, derive the consequences that should arise in public policy.



The overall objective of the seminar is to contribute to triggering, coordinate and accelerate a process towards the elaboration of a long-term development vision for the whole region. This is one component of the work that the Institute is undertaking with the authorities of the Regional Planning Council, which seeks to strengthen the role of planning as an instrument of development policy. In the immediate future the seminar aims to help consolidate a network of people and organizations who wish to advance capacity building for understanding planetary future trends and their implications for public policy in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Other activities

  • During the seminar the II Development Planning Sessions will be held, in which the selected works of the call made by ILPES to present papers on development planning and foresight in the region will be presented.
  • The Chilean Council of Planning and Strategy will be presented; the Council brings together a group of politicians, academics and diplomats, which aims to contribute to the development of foresight in Chile and build strategies concerning the future of the country and its international insertion.
  • On Friday the 26th the Workshop on Forecasting and Planning for development in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held; planning authorities in the region will analyze and discuss the challenges of inter-temporal joint planning with a view to building a desired vision for the region in 2030.