Second UNESCO-MOST Forum of Ministers of Social and Sustainable Development of the Caribbean
© Pedro Monreal, UNESCO Kingston Office
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Organized by the Ministry of the People and Social Development of Trinidad and Tobago, under the auspices of the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST), this second Forum will be entirely devoted to the promotion of equality and social inclusion as means of ensuring prosperity for all.
Based on the theme “Promoting Equity and Social Inclusion: Pathways to Prosperity for All”, the Forum will bring together key local and regional stakeholders, including representatives of international development agencies, with the aim to discuss development challenges, and to share knowledge and best practices that are effective in creating a stronger and unified region.
All 15 Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), its 3 Associated Members and 4 Observers will take part in the event. Representatives of several Latin American countries will participate as well, while Latin America is the first region of the world where space for regional dialogue has been established. It started in 2003 with the Forum of Ministers of Social Development for Latin America created at the invitation of UNESCO.
The key expected outcomes of this 2d Caribbean Forum include:
- Greater cohesiveness of the regional and social policy agenda for vulnerable groups and a more coordinated approach to implementation;
- Development of perspectives on regional social policies and processes that can be modified and adapted to suit different political, socio- economic and cultural contexts;
- Promotion of a more inclusive society for the countries of the region;
- Development of the social development networks among Ministers of Social and Sustainable Development in the region.
The Forum will be opened and closed by Pilar Alvarez-Laso, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Social and Human Sciences. At its closure, an overview of the situation will be drawn up and recommendations will be formulated through a final declaration.
Organized by the Ministry of the People and Social Development of Trinidad and Tobago, the Forum is under the auspices of the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST) whose primary purpose is to build efficient bridges between research, policy and practice, by transferring relevant social science research findings and data to decision-makers and other stakeholders.
The first UNESCO-MOST Forum of Ministers of Social and Sustainable Development of the Caribbean took place in Kingston (Jamaica), in January 2010. It focused on social development strategies for Caribbean youth in the context of the global economic crisis.
|Type of Event||Category 6-Expert Committee|
|Start||21.05.2012 10:00 local time|
|End||23.05.2012 13:30 local time|
|Date to be fixed||0|
|Focal point||Monreal Gonzalez, Pedro Manuel|
|Organizer||Ministry of the People and Social Development, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Country||Trinidad and Tobago|
|City||Port of Spain|
|Venue||The Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre|
|Street||Lady Young Road|
|Permanent Delegation Contact|
|Language of Event||English|
|Estimated number of participants||140|
|Official Website||Second UNESCO-MOST Forum of Ministers of Social and Sustainable Development of the Caribbean|
|Link 2||Call for Papers|
|Link 3||Concept Note|
|Link 4||UNESCO Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST)|