7th Ministerial Forum for Development

Multidimensional Progress and Inclusive Development

Better redistributive instruments, higher standards and institutional strength in the social policy realm

October 30, Mexico City

More than 30 ministers of social development, finance, planning, labour and social security from 29 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will gather in Mexico City for the 7th Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss policy alternatives to the region’s new development challenges.

The Ministerial Forum, an annual meeting organized in New York by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) with the Spanish Cooperation Agency takes place for the first time this year in Mexico, in partnership with the Social Development Secretariat (Sedesol).

This year authorities will discuss how to improve distributive instruments and the importance of measuring the multiple dimensions of progress and wellbeing beyond income.

Live broadcast: opening session and keynote address starts at 3pm (Mexico time) with:

Helen Clark - UNDP Administrator @HelenClarkUNDP

Jessica Faieta - UN Secretary General and UNDP Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. @JessicaFaieta

Gonzalo Robles, Secretary General for International Development Cooperation, Government of Spain @AECID_es

Rosario Robles, Minister of Social Development, Mexico @Rosario_Robles_

At 4pm (Mexico time) watch the keynote speech

Multidimensional progress in low and medium income countries, by Sabina Alkire. Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

Join the conversation on Twitter with #MoreThanIncome and follow @UNDPLAC


About the Ministerial Forum for Development
Latin America and the Caribbean: Ministerial Forum for Development

The Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America is organized annually by the UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean with the support of the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID). The main goal is offer  ministers and decision-makers a space to discuss social policy experiences and identify answers for the region's new challenges.

Human Development Report 2014
Human Development Report 2014

The report Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience  recommends universal provision of basic social services, stronger social protection policies and full employment to advance and secure development progress while reducing vulnerabilities—particularly for the most disadvantaged groups and for those who are at sensitive periods of their life-cycle