Authorities praised the proposals of the Commission’s document “Horizons 2030: Equality at the Centre of Sustainable Development,” and acclaimed the establishment of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development.
Mexico’s Secretary of Social Development, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, headed a panel about social policies during the regional organization’s gathering in Mexico City.
Authorities and scholars highlighted ECLAC’s proposal contained in the document “Horizons 2030: Equality at the Centre of Sustainable Development,” which was presented today in Mexico by Alicia Bárcena, the organization’s Executive Secretary.
Authorities and senior officials also stressed the importance of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, which will be approved during ECLAC’s thirty-sixth session, currently being held in Mexico.
The President inaugurated along with ECLAC's Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, and other senior authorities the regional organization's thirty-sixth session, which is being held through Friday in Mexico.
The document “Horizons 2030: Equality at the Centre of Sustainable Development” holds that the current development model is unsustainable and that the region requires progressive structural change if it wants to effectively achieve fulfillment of the sustainable development goals by 2030.
A few days before the beginning of its thirty-sixth session in Mexico, ECLAC publishes “The Imperative of Equality,” a book written by Alicia Bárcena and Antonio Prado, the most senior representatives of this United Nations regional organization.