Cuba Hosts Forum On Sustainable Development in the Region

Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) In order to strengthen cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve the UN’s 2030 Agenda, the First Working Meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals Network (SDG) opened on Monday in Havana.

The two-day meeting is headed by Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Ileana Nuñez, the official tweeted.

During the debates, the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the region will be addressed, she pointed out.

Last month, Cuba presided over the third meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, held in Santiago de Chile with the participation of government representatives, international institutions and academia, private sectors and civil society in general.

Cuban authorities denounce that US economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed against Cuba for almost 60 years is the main obstacle to the country’s sustainable development.

In 2015, the 193 UN Member States approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as a road map towards a new development paradigm.

The Agenda has 17 SDG, which replace the Millennium Development Goals and will guide the work of the United Nations until the year 2030.

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