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Extraordinary meeting of the Committee on South-South Cooperation: opportunities for renewed international development cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Extraordinary meeting of the Committee on South-South Cooperation: opportunities for renewed international development cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held virtually on August 19 and 20, 2021.

Virtual, Chile - 19-20 Aug 2021

Description

Provisional agenda

1. Adoption of the agenda.
2. Presentation of the note by the secretariat entitled “From the Committee on South-South Cooperation to regional conference: opportunities for renewed international development cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean”.
3. Multidimensional measurements of development: opportunities for renewed cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
4. Outcome of the twentieth session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation of the United Nations (1–4 June 2021).
5. Dialogue of ministers of foreign affairs on opportunities and challenges of international development cooperation in the context of the health, economic and social recovery post- COVID- 19.
6. Adoption of agreements.

Programme

(Costa Rican time)

Thursday, 19 August

9–11 a.m. Morning session (2 hours)

9.00–9.15 a.m.   Welcome address
• Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
• Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica

9.15–9.20 a.m.   Adoption of the agenda

9.20–9.40 a.m.   Presentation of the note by the secretariat
“From the Committee on South- South Cooperation to regional conference: opportunities for renewed international development cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean”,
by Luis F. Yáñez, Secretary of the Commission

9.40–11 a.m.   Statements by the delegations

1–4 p.m. Afternoon session (3 hours)

1–1.30 p.m.   Multidimensional measurements of development: opportunities for renewed cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean,
presentation by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC

1.30–2.30 p.m. Comments:
• Rita Hernández, Director of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica, country serving as Chair of the Committee on South-South Cooperation of ECLAC 2
• Luis Pablo Rodríguez Mondal, Deputy Director of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, country serving as Chair of the Like-Minded Group of Countries Supporters of Middle-Income Countries
• María Elena Alcaraz, Coordinator of International Development Forums of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) of Mexico
• Gladys Mutangadura, Head of the LLDC sub-programme of the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)
• Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Director elect of the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

2.30–4 p.m.   Statements by the delegations

Friday, 20 August

9.00 a.m.–1 p.m. Morning session (4 hours)

9.00–9.40 a.m.   Outcome of the twentieth session of the High-Level Committee on South-South Cooperation of the United Nations (1–4 June 2021)
• María del Carmen Squeff, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations and Chair of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation (10 minutes) (pre-recorded video)
• Adel Abdellatif, Director a.i. of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) (10 minutes)
• Rita Hernández, Director of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica, country serving as Chair of the Committee on South-South Cooperation of ECLAC (10 minutes)
• Christof Kersting, Project Director, Regional Fund for Triangular Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (10 minutes)

9.40–10.45 a.m. Statements by the delegations

10.45–10.50 a.m. Adoption of agreements

10.50 a.m.–1 p.m. Dialogue of ministers of foreign affairs and high-level authorities on opportunities and challenges of international development cooperation in the context of the health, economic and social recovery post-COVID-19 Moderator: Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC
• E. Paul. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration of Antigua and Barbuda, country serving as Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
• Ramon Cervantes, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration of Belize 3
• Oliver Joseph, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Business and CARICOM Affairs of Grenada
• Carlos Ramiro Martínez, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala
• Leslie Campbell, State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica
• Hugo Rivera, Vice-Minister of Economic Affairs and International Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic
• Felipe Solá, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of Argentina (pre-recorded video)
• Erika Mouynes, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama (pre-recorded video)
• Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica