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Cuban Minister Chairs ECLAC Information Meeting at UN

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Havana, Cuba.- The Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, chaired this Thursday the informative meeting of member countries of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development.

The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcena, also participated in this session, held at the headquarters of the Cuban mission to the UN.

This meeting discussed the results of the 2nd Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development (April 2019) and the prospects for the 4th meeting (Havana, 2020).

According to Barcena, ECLAC will host regional conferences on planning, social development, women and statistics in the second half of this year.

She also stated that the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development, convened under the auspices of ECLAC to monitor Agenda 2030, has been consolidated as a space for political agreement among member states and peer learning.

At this Thursday’s meeting, the countries of the area exchanged views on the achievements and challenges of the implementation of Agenda 2030.

The meeting took place within the framework of the UN High Level Political Forum, in which Malmierca presented the results of the Latin American and Caribbean Forum for Sustainable Development in his capacity as ECLAC’s pro-tempore president.

Despite regional efforts, Latin America and the Caribbean continues to be the most unequal region in the world, said the minister, reaffirming the region’s commitment to the implementation of Agenda 2030.

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