The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been adopted by 193 Members of the United Nations to encourage equitable sustainable economic, human and social development.
In July 2017 one (1) in three (3) UN Members (14 from the Latin America and The Caribbean) presented the Voluntary National Review of their progress towards the SDGs.
Also the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean for Sustainable Development held its first session in Mexico City this past April, and gathered close to 800 participants from government, civil society, private sector and other actors to share their experiences in working towards the SDGs.
Despite progress the ECLAC highlighted many areas of concerns including: Increased challenges from managing refugees and immigrants, fiscal challenges and falling development assistance to the Region (thought this may be offset by the growing role of private capital flows (especially remittances) in Caribbean development).
The ECLAC encourages further and more resilient political commitment and actions towards the 2030 Agenda.