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Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean Reaffirmed their Collective Commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as Forum Concluded in Mexico

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The countries of the region reaffirmed their collective commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, recognizing that governments bear the fundamental responsibility for fulfilling it and stressing the need to foster participation by all relevant stakeholders in the process, according to the document signed by the government delegates gathered at the first meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, which concluded on April 28th 2017 in Mexico City.

The Forum, which is annual in nature, was created by mandate of ECLAC’s member countries during its thirty-sixth session – held in May 2016 in Mexico City – as the regional mechanism for implementation and follow-up of the 2030 Agenda, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 and which establishes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets for the year 2030.

During the forum government representatives highlighted that institutional strengthening and financing must be priorities for countries to fulfill the 2030 Agenda, and also called to revitalize multilateralism and regional integration.

Delegates thanked ECLAC for its preparation of the Annual report on regional progress and challenges in relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean and its annex on financing.