UNDP supports governments in Latin America and the Caribbean in implementing the Global Goals

Oct 10, 2016

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Workshops in Bolivia and Guatemala will bring together government representatives from various countries around the implementation in each country of the 2030 Agenda.

New York, October 10, 2016 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the first of two technical workshops to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The technical workshop "Construction of 'combos' for Agenda 2030" will be held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, between 10-11 October and in Antigua, Guatemala, from 13-14. Both events have will put together representatives of governments of Latin America and the Caribbean, accompanied by UNDP officials.

The aim of the conference is to perform practical exercises that enable countries to plan and outline the best way to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, with a holistic and integrated approach. This methodology, included in the Human Development Report 2016 "Multidimensional Progress: Well-being beyond income" allows coordinated and integrated the efforts to achieve the SDGs in each country.

The definition of “combos” or groups of targets provides a starting point for inter-sectorial and inter-regional coordination of public policies. Through diagrams and case studies, UNDP will support governments in the region to accelerate the achievement of the SDgs and to identify the obstacles common to various areas of development.

"This perspective allows us to understand the multidimensional approach of each goal and identify specific areas that require the implementation of actions and policies to achieve the expected results. Political dialogue, coordination and exchange of information are critical throughout this process", says UNDP's Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, George Gray.

Contact information

In New York: 

Marcela Barrientos, Communications Specialist, UNDP: +1 212 906 6127, +1 347 923 7572 marcela.barrientos@undp.org

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