New policies for overcoming poverty and inequality will be discussed during the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, due to be held in Lima, Peru.
The event, scheduled for November 2-4, is convened by the Peruvian government, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and will be attended by social development authorities from the region.
The debate over poverty and inequality issues will take into account the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations at a summit meeting in New York on September 25.
The Regional Conference was created in 2014 during ECLAC’s last session held in the Peruvian capital and is a result of the strategic alliance with UNDP, which provides continuity to Ministerial Forums for Development held in the region for seven years in a row.
According to organizers, the event will see the presence of Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Barcena, UNDP Manager Helen Clark and Peruvian Minister of Development and Social Inclusion Paola Bustamante.