(19 november, 2013) ECLAC and the Government of Brazil are organizing the 13th Conference of Ministers and Heads of Planning of Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be held in Brasilia on 21 and 22 November 2013.
The opening, which will be led by Brazil's Minister for Planning, Budget and Management, Miriam Belchior, and the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, will take place on Thursday 21 November at the headquarters of the Brazilian Ministry for Planning from 2.00 p.m. local time.
The Conference will present the main results of the Ministerial Planning Dialogues, which were an ECLAC initiative to gather information from relevant Ministers about the current state of national planning development systems.
Authorities will also discuss about the building of future visions for a cohesive region that boasts significant progress in reducing inequalities and poverty.
The closing of the Conference will be followed by the opening of the Regional Council for Planning on Friday 22 November at 2.00 p.m. local time, where Ministers and Heads of Planning Departments in the region will discuss planning as a tool for coordinating various actors and ensuring the governance of development in the region.
At the Regional Council for Planning, which is the intergovernmental body responsible for ECLAC's Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES), delegates will also discuss public policy management experiences, as well as the territorial, national and regional dimensions in terms of improving economic and social infrastructure for the development and integration of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The goal of the meeting is to confirm the need to plan development on the basis of each country's realities, while also working towards an integrated region able to build its own momentum.
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