A Laboratory for Sustainable Development? Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Publication: Policy Brief

At the end of October 2013, Ambassadors from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries in the United Nations, their key negotiators from respective capitals, civil society representatives, and UN System agencies from the region met in an Autumn Retreat on the Post-2015 Agenda. The retreat was sponsored by the United Nations Development Group for Latin America and the Caribbean with the participation of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

CIC submitted two papers that provided background and stimulus for this retreat. , A Laboratory for Sustainable Development? Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Post-2015 Development Agenda explores the post-2015 agenda from the point of view of Latin American and Caribbean countries, discussing the challenges facing the region between 2015 and 2030, and how these might be addressed by a new global development framework. The paper provides an analysis of opportunities and obstacles to agreeing on a post-2015 agenda that will benefit the region, while also exploring ways in which countries might influence this agenda.

The report’s companion piece, and CIC’s second submission to the retreat, is What Happens Now? Taking the Post-2015 Agenda to the Next Stage, which reviews key inputs into the post-2015 debate, the work of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing, and the road map for negotiating a final agreement.

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