Regional Preparatory Process for Latin America and the Caribbean
Apr 19, 2011
Location: 
Santiago,Chile
Date: 
September 7, 2011 - September 9, 2011
Sponsoring Organization(s): 
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

The Latin American and Caribbean Regional Meeting Preparatory to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development will be held at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago from 7 to 9 September 2011. The purpose of this regional meeting is to advance preparations for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2012.

This meeting forms part of the mandate entrusted to the regional commissions of the United Nations to assist the countries in their respective regions in moving towards the achievement of sustainable development, including through the organization of regional implementation meetings. This mandate is contained in chapter 38 of Agenda 21, paragraph 160 of the Plan of Implementation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Economic and Social Council resolution 2003/61 and, more recently, General Assembly resolution 64/236. The specific mandate of ECLAC is set forth in Commission resolution 602(XXX) on monitoring sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean, adopted in 2004 at the thirtieth session.

At this meeting, the countries are expected to adopt, if they so decide, a consensus on the region’s position vis-à-vis the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. This would include a series of recommendations for the draft outcome document of the Conference, which will be discussed at the second intersessional meeting to be held in New York on 15 and 16 December 2011.

The provisional agenda and other documents, as well as additional information on the meeting, will be made available on this website as soon as they are finalized.

Major Groups: For more information about the participation of major groups in the Regional Meeting Preparatory to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in September 2011, please contact Guillermo Acuña.