Peace, challenges for the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda and new leadership are some of the key issues that Nobel laureates, world leaders and officials will address during their a CAF Latin American Development Bank event framed within the 77th United Nations General Assembly.
The event “Many Voices, One Region: Latin America and the Caribbean working on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” will take place on September 19-20 in New York (USA).
Latin America and the Caribbean is a key player in the discussion of the main challenges and opportunities the world has on pressing issues such as global warming, food security, health, education and inequality, said Tuesday. the development bank. .
Regarding its 10 years as a Permanent Observer to the United Nations, the CAF — Development Bank of Latin America — will carry the voice of the region in the most important multilateral space in the world, added the ‘entity.
Heads of State of Argentina, Alberto Fernández; from Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, and from Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, will participate in this event, alongside ministers and Nobel Peace Prize laureates Rigoberta Menchú, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Juan Manuel Santos.
High-ranking personalities will also be present, such as the former president of the Spanish government, José María Aznar, and that of Panama, Martín Torrijos; former Costa Rican Vice President Epsy Campbell and former Salvadoran Foreign Minister Marisol Argueta de Barillas.
UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Luis Felipe López-Calva; the director of the World Food Program, David Beasley, as well as the executive president of CAF, the Colombian Sergio Díaz-Granados, and the vice-president of the multilateral, Christian Asinelli, among others.
Additionally, leaders from civil society, the private sector and 17 universities in the region are part of the diversity of voices on Latin America at this event.
The agenda (https://www.caf.com/es/especiales/caf-en-ny/landing) includes topics such as peace, challenges to achieve the SDG agenda, sport as key investment for the inclusion of people with disabilities. disabilities, a new leadership for the region, food security, coffee sustainability, how to transform education from an innovative point of view, sustainability and the new youth agenda, among others.
The meeting will include keynote speeches, discussions, launches and presentations of innovative initiatives with the aim of designing solutions that allow countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to move forward in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Goals. of the 2030 Agenda, underlined CAF.
CAF is currently made up of 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries, in addition to Spain and Portugal, and 13 private banks.
The entity “is one of the main sources of financing and an important generator of knowledge for the region”, where it works to “promote sustainable development and integration through the financing of public and private sector projects, the provision technical cooperation and other specialized services,” according to official information.