Guatemala presents the strategies for social development at the UN 

The Ministry of Development’s authorities participated in the 62nd session of the Commission for Social Development.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Yuliza Muñoz -AGN-. The Vice Minister of Policy, Planification and Evaluation of the Ministry of Social Development -Mides-, María Alejandra Menaldo, participates in the 62nd session of the Commission for Social Development -CSocD62-. 

The event is at the United Nations headquarters and gathers representatives of different countries to share experiences and methodologies used in the region for sustainable development. 

This session will focus on the strengthening of social development and social justice through policies to accelerate progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to achieve the overarching goal of poverty eradication.

The Vice Minister Menaldo set forth the strategies that the Mides will implement to assist vulnerable Guatemalan people and improve their quality of life. 

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

It is an action plan to help people, the planet, and prosperity. This strategy takes into account the strengthening of universal peace and access to justice. The 2030 agenda establishes 17 Sustainable Development Goals -SDG-, with 169 targets involving economic, social, and environmental sectors. 

The agenda was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 to encourage member states to take action to address the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable populations. 

The agenda encourages the nations to create strategies to eradicate hunger, strengthen food security, guarantee a healthy life and quality education. In addition, it seeks to achieve gender equality and ensure access to water and energy. It also promotes sustained economic growth and adopts urgent measures against climate change. The 2030 Agenda focuses on promoting peace and facilitating access to justice.

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