Fiocruz News Agency (AFN)
The 6th Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development took place at ECLAC's headquarters in Santiago, Chile, from April 25 to 28. This year, the Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda (EFA 2030) participated in the conference with the organization, alongside the NGO Gestos, of a parallel event on The role of social technology for post-pandemic recovery: Partnerships and means to implement the 2030 Agenda.
The event, which was only held in person and with a capacity limited to 20 people, was mediated by the EFA 2030 coordinator, Paulo Gadelha, co-sponsored by the Federal Government and UNAIDS. Among the participants was Fiocruz researcher Rômulo Paes, who presented the experience of the Vacina Maré project.
EFA 2030 co-organized another parallel event, which also took place on April 25. This event addressed The importance of local governments in achieving the SDGs: A Brazilian experience. Organized by the Brazilian National Front of Mayors, the debate was mediated by Paulo Gadelha. In addition to the Foundation, the Municipal Government of Francisco Morato, São Paulo, and the Civil Society Working Group for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (GTA2030) sponsored the event. It was also broadcasted on the Zoom platform.
Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development
In 2016, ECLAC Member States approved Resolution 700(XXXVI) 1 of Mexico, which created the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development. The Forum serves as a regional mechanism for the follow-up and review of the implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), their targets, their means of implementation, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development.