Daniel Titelman, Director de la División de Desarrollo Económico de la CEPAL (en primer plano), inauguró este martes 25 de abril de 2017 la Sexta Reunión de la Mesa Directiva del Comité de Cooperación Sur-Sur, en Ciudad de México.
The organisation highlights that, given the protectionist movements around the world, multilateralism will allow the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to develop equally and sustainably. Just by adding initiatives and efforts, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), since what is required is global governance and new coalitions between the states, citizens and the private sector.
The tour was carried out within the framework of the project Mirada Ciudadana: good governance in Mercosur municipalities, which is executed by the Council of Cerro Largo and funded by the European Union. The Integration and Exchange Days with the Municipalities Bordering with Brazil were very successful. The tour included visits to municipalities of Yaguarón, Piedras Altas, Candiota, Bagé and Aceguá, on 29th, 30th and 31st March, with the support of the Coordination of Municipalities of Cerro Largo.
This project is included within the first call of the European Commission with a focus on cooperation between southern countries, based on the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. The workshop was held on the occasion of the official launch of the project before the regional authorities and representatives of the European Commission. In addition, the event has been used for the approval of the Annual Operative Plan (AOP) by the entities participating in the project.
Reunión con el equipo de Justicia Restaurativa, Costa Rica
During the months of February, March and April 2017, Gabriel Fernández, head of the Technical Assistance team, and Laura Cabral, specialist in project management, carried out the first visits to all the ADELANTE projects.
Costa Rica, Mexico and Colombia will strengthen the application of Restorative Justice in criminal and juvenile justice with greater emphasis on attention to vulnerable populations, approaching their territories, communities, respecting their worldview and their individuality.
The INTI will direct a project that aims to position the silk industry as a sustainable way of life for producers and craftsman in the region.
At the end of 2015, the European Commission launched the Regional Facility for Cooperation and International Association—now known as ADELANTE. Its objective is to improve the integration of the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and help them to achieve their development goals.