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ECLAC participants analyze ways to accelerate 2030 Agenda (+Photo)

Santiago, Chile, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) About 1,000 representatives of governments, international institutions, and civil society, among other stakeholders, are discussing in Chile on Tuesday the urgency of accelerating the pace of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The forum, which is being held at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), is the seventh organized by this United Nations agency and is being held when there are just six years to fulfill the agenda that 193 States have committed to implement by 2030.

This time, participants will focus on five of the 17 SDGs: zero hunger, no poverty, actions for climate, peace, justice, strong institutions, and partnerships to achieve the goals.

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, ECLAC Executive Secretary José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, and other high-level authorities will officially open the event this Tuesday.

Last year’s Summit on the SDGs, held at United Nations headquarters in New York, highlighted the urgency of changing course to achieve the goals.

The United Nations estimates that if current trends continue, only 15 percent of the commitments made will be met globally.

On Monday, a forum of Children, Adolescents, and Young People from Latin America and the Caribbean, held at the ECLAC, discussed the new generations’ role in the 2030 Agenda.

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