A second Forum for Latin American and the Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development is to be held, with the aim of serving as a regional mechanism to monitor and review the implementation and follow-up of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), their aims, means of implementation and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development.
The event is to be held at the ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile, between April 16 and 20, 2018. Please click here for the varied and interesting agenda.
In the context of the meeting, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, is presenting the Second annual report on progress and the regional challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
The text looks at the current cycle of the High Level Political Forum, “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”, and focuses on the goals to be examined in 2018 (SDG 6, 7, 11, 12 and 15), in addition to goal 17 which is reviewed annually. Against this backdrop the report presents regional progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, assesses trends, progress and key challenges by country, and identifies those elements critical to compliance.
The report shows that 20 of the 33 countries in the region already have high-level intersectoral institutions to coordinate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Countries have also recognized the need for all sectors of society to participate in meeting the SDGs and play a greater part in the 2030 Agenda, and have worked towards that. Between 2016 and 2017, fourteen countries submitted voluntary national reports to the High-Level Political Forum in New York, with another eight planning to do so in 2018.
Of note amongst the challenges for the region in fulfilling the 2030 Agenda is the need to possess information for producing SDG global indicators. At regional level, the availability of indicators varies considerably amongst countries and subregions. On average, the development of indicators stands at about 45%, including those already produced on a national scale or that can be produced with the information available.
Delegates from the Executive Secretariat of OLACEFS – under the charge of the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile – will be participating in the forum, namely Mauricio Tapia, Leandro Buendía and Osvaldo Rudloff.
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