We work on the analysis of the institutional architecture established to implement and monitor progress in the fulfillment of global sustainable development agendas, as well as on the interactions that enable the participation of different actors in these processes.

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The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2021: dialogue on sustainable recovery

This year's HLPF revolved around sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and building an inclusive and effective path to achieving the 2030 Agenda. Eleven Latin American and Caribbean countries presented their Voluntary National Reviews and made clear their priorities for SDG implementation in the midst of the crisis generated by the pandemic. What were the main outcomes of the HLPF 2021?

Cepei’s governance area conducted a comparative analysis of the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) submitted by 11 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This year the central theme of the HLPF 2021 was “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development”. What actions are being taken by each country to overcome the crisis while keeping the promise of the SDGs?

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Explore the main documents published by Cepei as a result of following up on the 2021 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. We highlight the individual analyses, prepared by our team, to the Voluntary National Reviews of the 11 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (available only in Spanish).


This analysis reviews the state of progress of the 21 SDG targets -12% of the 169 targets adopted in the 2030 Agenda- which were set to be fulfilled by 2020. None of the targets to be achieved by 2020 were fully met, and for some targets regressions in the indicators have even been identified. 

What caused this shortfall?

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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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Access to vaccines, climate change and equity were top priorities for countries during the UNGA 76 General Debate

Cepei and the International Institute for Sustainable Development held the second webinar of the "World Debate" series in which they presented their conclusions on the UNGA 76 General Debate and the future of multilateralism.


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The COP26 and the Glasgow Climate Pact: First reactions

First impressions on the COP26’s final document, "The Glasgow Pact”, a document whose final version is weaker than the negotiation drafts.


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Cepei’s analysis to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum 2021

Cepei analyzed the main outcomes and conclusions of the UN High-Level Political Forum 2021, the most relevant space at the global level for the follow-up of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

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.


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