Cuba is participating in the Fifth Meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development, which begins its sessions today, March 7, and will continue until March 9 in San José, Costa Rica.
The Forum is an annual meeting space through which the countries of the region follow up on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the pro tempore presidency of Costa Rica, which will host the meeting.
Cuba will be present at the meeting in its capacity as Vice-President of ECLAC and of the Forum itself, headed by the head of Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz.
The delegation also includes representatives of the Ministries of Economy and Planning (MEP), Foreign Affairs (MINREX) and Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), and the National Statistics and Information Office (ONEI); pillar agencies 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 advances and challenges achieved at the national level in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with emphasis on the Sustainable Development Goals that will be reviewed in depth at the Fifth Meeting of the Forum: 4 (quality education), 5 (gender equality), 14 (underwater life), 15 (life of terrestrial ecosystems) and 17 (partnerships for sustainable development).
In addition, the delegation will hold a varied bilateral program that includes meetings with representatives of governments present at the event, directors of several international organizations and Costa Rican and Cuban businessmen living abroad.
For further details on Cuba’s participation in this meeting and the activities to be carried out by the delegation, please follow the MINCEX institutional profiles on social networks.