The Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development and the Regional Follow-up to the 2030 Agenda

 

The regional dimension acquires ever greater relevance in the face of the current global paradigm changes and is essential for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The Regional Commissions have been identified as an important platform to advance the discussions at the regional level for the implementation and follow-up of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. In this context, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, through Resolution 700 (XXXVI) approved in May 2016 within the framework of the Thirty-sixth Session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), created the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development as a regional mechanism for the implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the SDGs, their targets and means of implementation, as well as the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) subsequently supported the establishment of the Forum in its resolution E/RES/2016/12 in August 2016.

 

 

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Since 2017, the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development is convened annually under the auspices of ECLAC. This Forum is led by the States of Latin America and the Caribbean and open to representatives of civil society, academia and the private sector. It also involves the subsidiary bodies of ECLAC, development banks, other United Nations agencies and other regional actors. The Forum provides peer learning opportunities, the exchange of good practices and the discussion of common goals and seeks to encourage cooperation with regional and sub-regional organizations to guide an inclusive regional process towards sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

Four weeks ahead of each annual meeting of the Forum, the ECLAC Secretariat issues a progress report that constitutes a regional contribution to the HLPF on Sustainable Development under the auspices of ECOSOC, and a four-year progress report for the years the HLPF also takes place under the auspices of the General Assembly.

 

 

Timeline of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development 

 

Year

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Meeting

Preparatory meetings

ECLAC’s thirty-sixth session

First meeting of the Forum

Second meeting of the Forum

Third meeting of the Forum

Location

New York

Santiago de Chile

México City

México City

Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile

Date

19-20 March

16 April

23-27 May

26 – 28 April

18 - 20 April

24 - 26 April

Documents

Report of the Thirtieth session of the Committee of the Whole 

Report of the Sixteenth extraordinary session of the Committee of the Whole

Resolution 700

Contribution of ECLAC to the HLPF

Annual report on regional progress and challenges in relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Intergovermentally Agreed Conclusions and Recommendations of the First meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development

Second annual report on regional progress and challenges in relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Intergovermentally Agreed Conclusions and Recommendations of the Second meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development

Quadrennial report on regional progress and challenges in relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Intergovermentally Agreed Conclusions and Recommendations of the Third meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development

President

Peru

Peru

Mexico

Mexico

Cuba