CELAC: ECHOES FROM THE LAST MEETING


celac_logoThe III summit held in January in San Jose, Costa Rica by members of CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) left behind a number of promises and proposals with the overall objective of improving the quality of life of the thirty three states that make up that body.
However, according to the source of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador, it was announced that the four countries that are in charge this year met this time in Quito, with the intention of promoting the five previously created goals:

1. Reduce extreme poverty and inequality.
2. Education, science, technology and innovation.
3. Environment and climate change.
4. Infrastructure and connectivity.
5. Financing for development.

The quartet formed by Ecuador, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and the Bahamas mentioned that these goals will support the construction of the agenda of CELAC 2020. Although Bahamas representative was absent from the meeting, he confirmed their participation by approving all the decisions taken in his absence.

The strategies and action plans for the implementation of the five goals are unknown so far, hopefully this organism acts and complies with the agreed agenda, as expressed by the President Rafael Correa: "the use of concrete measures to eradicate extreme poverty of the thirty-three states in a period of five years".

Sources:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador.
The Telegraph