Rights-Based Sustainable Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean – placing human rights and the 2030 Agenda at the core of the responses to build forward better
16 March 2021, 13:00-14:00 CST
On 16th March 2021, a virtual side event was held as part of the Fourth Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development 2021, entitled “Rights-Based Sustainable Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean: placing human rights and the 2030 Agenda at the core of the responses to build forward better”, organised by the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in collaboration with the Danish Institute for Human Rights, the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy of Costa Rica (MIDEPLAN), the German Cooperation (GIZ) (through the MinSus Programme), the Regional Office for South America (ROSA) for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsmen, the Network of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Americas, The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) and the Centre for International Strategic Thinking (CEPEI).
More than 100 people participated in the event through the Zoom platform, in addition to those who tuned in to the live broadcast on ECLAC channels. The event featured Spanish-English interpretation.
The event was inaugurated by Jan Jarab, Regional Representative for South America for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Freddy Carrión Intriago, the Ecuadorian Ombudsman and President of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI); and featured a keynote presentation by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.