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Cuba attends forum on sustainable development in Costa Rica

Cuba attends forum on sustainable development in Costa Rica

San Jose, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is participating here on Monday in the 5th Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development, an annual meeting to follow up on the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
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The Cuban delegation, present as vice-president of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, organizer of the meeting), is headed by Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment (MINCEX) Rodrigo Malmierca.

Other members of the delegation are representatives of the Cuban Ministries of Economy and Planning (MEP), Foreign Affairs (MINREX) and MINCEX, as well as the National Statistics and Information Office (ONEI), which are pillars of the National Group for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda..

Within the framework of the Forum, Cuba will update the countries of the region on the main achievements and challenges in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Emphasis will be made on the Sustainable Development Goals that will be reviewed in depth at the Fifth Meeting of the Forum: the fourth (quality education), fifth (gender equality), fourteenth (underwater life), fifteenth (life of terrestrial ecosystems) and seventeenth (partnerships for sustainable development).

In addition, the members of the delegation will have a varied bilateral program that includes meetings with representatives of the governments present at the meeting, directors of several international organizations and Costa Rican and Cuban business people living abroad.

Some 750 delegates from 33 member countries of the regional bloc have confirmed their participation in the meeting, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and held at the Crowne Plaza Corobici hotel in this capital. The event will take place both in person and virtually.


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