Economy

Secretary of State for International Cooperation of Spain Jesús Garcia Participates at the Session of ECLAC

A Plan for the Agenda 2030

May 30th, 2016
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The Secretary of State for International Cooperation of Spain and for “Iberoamérica” participated to the meetings on the regional dimension of the monitoring of the 2030 Agenda.

He also took part to the “Comité Sur-Sur”, where he reported cooperation activities with UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and work with AECID in triangular cooperation in the region. During the past 8 years, there have been numerous initiatives that have helped the relationship between the Spanish Cooperation and ECLAC.

Among the several projects already implemented, we find those that include policy and instruments to promote growth, projects about Climate Change, and the “Goberna” program about knowledge management for the promotion of social cohesion.

There is currently a remarkable series of activities in which Spain collaborates. Among them, the Gender Equality Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean, or the Program on generating knowledge for the design of public policies in the region. The ECLAC is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations and its headquarter is in Santiago de Chile.

It was established in 1948, with the founding aim of contributing to economic development in Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end and reinforcing economic relations of the countries of the region and those with other nations. The 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are members of ECLAC, together with some nations of North America, Europe and Asia, reaching a total of 45 Member States.

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Paola Pluchino, CD News