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2021 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The seventh meeting of the 20201 HLPF, the most relevant space at the global level to track progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was held between July 6 and 15, under the theme Sustainable and resilient recovery from the pandemic by COVID-19, and building an inclusive and effective pathway for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. This year, 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries presented their Voluntary National Reviews to the HLPF.

This year the HLPF  especially reviewed the Sustainable Development Goals  1 (End Poverty), 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 10 (Reduced Inequalities), 12 (Responsible consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action), 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) and 17 (Partnerships for Goals). The Forum  also considered the integrated, indivisible and interconnected nature of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The HLPF’s working methods do not facilitate dialogue among States nor between governments and stakeholders. And despite the opportunity for countries to undertake a review process, the Forum remains insufficient in terms of policy guidance and opening inclusive dialogues.

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Find a selection of the Main VNRs Messages of the LAC region’s reporting countries



Transparancy Tracker

Tracking the SDGs positioning in governments throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Report Tracker

A unique gateway to reports on the SDGs of Latin American and Caribbean countries.

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Second Generation Voluntary National Reviews

This work of Cepei presents 9 recommendations to guide the preparation of second and third VNRs towards second generation reviews.

Comparative Analysis of LAC VNRs (2016-2019)

As part of the VNR follow-up work, carried out by Cepei every year, we prepared this analysis that seeks to compare eight elements of the LAC Voluntary National Reviews presented at the HLPF from 2016 to 2019.

SDGs Country Profiles

A set of profiles of Latin American and the Caribbean countries, which include relevant information to understand their institutionality, development policies and actions oriented towards the implementation of the SDGs.

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Voluntary Local Reviews provide better data to implement the 2030 Agenda

Javier Surasky, Cepei's Governance and Financing for Sustainable Development Program Officer, participated in the High-Level Political Forum 2021 Debrief, organized by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, where he discussed the importance of Voluntary Local Reviews in the follow-up to the 2030 Agenda.


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High-Level Political Forum 2021: We will not overcome the crisis with words

This analysis by Cepei to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2021, presents the main results of the most relevant meeting at the global level on the follow-up of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.


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On the occasion of the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations, Cepei joins UN Secretary General’s call for Building Forward Better

Cepei provides special coverage of the speeches delivered by Latin American and Caribbean leaders during the UNGA 76 General Debate on resilient post-pandemic recovery. It also calls for Building Back Better and acting for the needs of the planet and its inhabitants.

“The world needs a revitalized United Nations”

The 76th UN General Assembly calls on its Member States to build resilient recovery to revitalize the United Nations. Cepei contributes to this initiative by providing actionable recommendations to the UN Development System on its regional reform.

Cepei at the 76th United Nations General Assembly

Learn about the series of two webinars organized by Cepei together with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in the framework of UNGA 76.


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#UNGA76 | #SDGMoment is on! #LAC leaders were part of the meeting where they presented their perspectives on the progress of the #SDGs in the Decade of Action.

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#UNGA76 | ¡Continúa la jornada del #SDGMoment! Presidentes de #ALC participaron de este espacio donde presentaron sus perspectivas sobre el progreso de los #ODS en la Década de la Acción.

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