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Report on sustainable development was presented at UN headquarters in New York

28 March 2012|Briefing note

The document was coordinated by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

On Tuesday, 27 March, the report "Sustainable development 20 years after the Earth Summit: progress, gaps and strategic guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean" was presented to UN officials and governments of Latin America and the Caribbean in New York.

The report analyzes, from a multidisciplinary perspective of various agencies of the United Nations System working in Latin America and the Caribbean, the progress made and the existing gaps in the implementation of the global commitments on sustainable development since 1992. It also proposes guidelines to transition towards a more sustainable development.

The presentation was delivered at UN headquarters within the framework of a meeting attended by representatives of various UN agencies. On that occasion, the progress and remaining challenges to achieve a more sustainable and inclusive development in the region were addressed, according to the global commitments made at the 1992 Earth Summit.

The event was chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Asha-Rose Migiro and nearly 80 ministers and representatives of the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as United Nations agencies and civil society were in attendance.

The document was presented by Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Bárcena, along with Niky Fabiancic, Deputy Regional Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Arab Hoballah, Chief of the Branch Sustainable Consumption and Production Division Technology, Industry and Economics United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women.

The document was coordinated by ECLAC, in close collaboration with the regional offices of the following agencies of the United Nations: UNEP, UNDP, UNFPA, FAO, UN-Habitat, UNESCO, UN-Women, UNICEF, OHCHR, UNAIDS, the United Nations Center for Regional Development, WFP, PAHO, UNOPS, ILO, UNWTO, UNCTAD, Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication and ISDR.