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Social Development Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean Will Meet in Lima to Discuss Policies Against Poverty and Inequality

29 October 2015|Announcement

On 2-4 November 2015. Follow live broadcast.

Latin American and Caribbean Ministers of Social Development will participate in the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, convened by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Government of Peru and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on November 2-4, 2015 in Lima.

The authorities will discuss new poverty and inequality reduction policies, in view of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in New York on 25 September.

The Conference was created in 2014 during the last session of ECLAC held in the Peruvian capital and is the result of a strategic alliance with UNDP, giving continuity to seven consecutive years of the Ministerial Forum for Development in the region.

Journalists are invited to the opening session and press conference to be held immediately afterwards, both at the Lima Convention Centre.

What: Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Opening session

  • Ollanta Humala, President of Peru.
  • Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC Executive Secretary.
  • Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator.
  • Paola Bustamante, Minister of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru (MIDIS).

When: Monday, November 2, 2015, 10:00 – 11:00 am.

Where: Room 1. Lima Convention Centre.

The press conference will be held at Room 2, at 11:00 am. Representatives from ECLAC, UNDP and Peru’s MIDIS will participate. There will be Spanish-English simultaneous translation.

Journalists’ registration: ://

Follow the meeting live at the conference’s website: ://

For queries or interviews, contact:


ECLAC: María Amparo Lasso, Chief of the Public Information Unit.; cell phone: +56 9 79678306, +56 22210 2040.

Daniela Estrada, Public Information Assistant:; cell phone: +56 9 92478224.

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UNDP:, Regional Communications Advisor, cell phone: +1 9172083732;, UNDP Peru Communications Advisor, telephone: +511 625 9000, #9008.

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MIDIS: Olinda Merzthal, Chief of General Communications Office.; telephone: +51-1-984033195.

Pedro Hurtado, Press Coordinator of the General Communications Office:, telephone: +51-1-631-8000 #1038 / 51-1-996432428.