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LIMA, Peru---With the creation of the Regional
Conference on Social Development in Latin
America and the Caribbean, the Thirty-fifth ses-
sion of the Economic Commission for Latin
America and the Caribbean (Eclac) ended Friday
in Lima, Peru.
Starting on May 5, the event brought together
government authorities, officials from the United
Nations system, representatives of non-govern-
mental organisations and regional experts.
The establishment of this new subsidiary body
of Eclac aims to improve national policies on
social development, as well as international,
regional and bilateral co-operation on this matter.
Other goals include examining multidimensional
poverty and advancing in the measurement of
poverty, inequality and structural gaps. The first
meeting of the Conference will take place during
the second half of 2015 in Peru.
Delegates from Eclac s member States and asso-
ciate members who were gathered in Lima under-
scored the regional organisation s systematic col-
laboration in this area and took into account that
in 2015, 20 years will have passed since the Global
Summit for Social Development was held in
The meeting was attended by Peruvian Pres-
ident Ollanta Humala and Uruguayan Vice Pres-
ident Danilo Astori, as well as five foreign affairs
ministers and 15 other ministers from 41 delega-
tions of Eclac s member states.
In another resolution approved on Friday, the
countries recognised the Commission s session
as an important space to dialogue about the
region s vision of the post-2015 development
agenda and the sustainable development goals.
Likewise, the countries urged Eclac to boost
regional co-operation to apply the 10th principle
of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Devel-
opment in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Currently, 18 countries in the region, with Eclac
as its technical secretariat, are in the process of
adopting a regional instrument for the imple-
mentation of this principle, which aims to
strengthen the rights of information access, par-
ticipation and justice in environmental issues.
Country delegates appreciated the complemen-
tary and co-ordinated work done by Eclac s dif-
ferent subsidiary bodies, including the Statistical
Conference of the Americas, the Regional Con-
ference on Population and Development in Latin
America and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean
Development and Co-operation Committee.
The representatives supported, as well, the
work of the Latin American and Caribbean Insti-
tute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES)
and called on countries to participate in the
preparatory meeting for the Fifth Ministerial Con-
ference on the Information Society of Latin Amer-
ica and the Caribbean this year in Costa
Rica, and in the Conference itself, sched-
uled for 2015 in Mexico.
As part of the resolutions, the Com-
mission s work programne for the bien-
nium 2016-2017 was approved, and there
was general consensus of the integrated
approach to development contained in
the document Compacts for Equality:
Towards a sustainable future, which was
presented during the meeting in Peru.
On another point, Latin American and
Caribbean delegations expressed their
concern about the decline in resources
allocated to the Commission, considering
the growing number of activities that
the organisation carries out.
Finally, national representatives accept-
ed Saint Martin as an associate member
of Eclac and agreed that the Thirty-sixth
session will be held in 2016 in Mexico.
New regional conference
created for development
The representatives supported, as well,
the work of the Latin American and
Caribbean Institute for Economic and
Social Planning (ILPES) and called on
countries to participate in the preparatory
meeting for the Fifth Ministerial
Conference on the Information Society of
Latin America and the Caribbean this year
in Costa Rica, and in the Conference itself,
scheduled for 2015 in Mexico.
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