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Third Meeting of Ministers and High Authorities of Social Development

Date/Time:
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 18:30

BACKGROUND AND PRESENTATION

Ministers and High Authorities of Social Development of the Americas will gather in Asuncion, Paraguay, on July 13, 2016 on the occasion of the Third Meeting of Ministers and High Authorities of Social Development within the framework of Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) to reflect and discuss the theme, "Equity and Social Inclusion: Overcoming inequalities for more inclusive societies."

Previous meetings of Ministers and High Authorities on Social Development was held in Chile and Colombia in 2008 and 2010 respectively. As a result, documents containing commitments and mandates of Member States, mandates for the OAS Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI/OAS) and the OAS Secretariat were produced. The meetings addressed the goal of eradicating extreme poverty and reducing poverty, with a major emphasis on the strengthening of institutional capacity. Ministers established a clear line of action on the strengthening of national institutions responsible for social development in the region as well as improving and interconnecting the work of regional and subregional organizations to address the issue. Emphasis was given to social protection policies and specific programs implemented until 2010, and the need to increase social protection policies and the creation of the Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN) as a concrete result was highlighted.

 

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AGENDA FOR THE THIRD MEETING OF MINISTERS AND HIGH AUTHORITIES OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF CIDI

“Equity and Social Inclusion: Overcoming Inequalities for More Inclusive Societies” (Asunción, Paraguay, July 13 and 14, 2016)

(Agreed upon at the LVI regular meeting held March 29, 2016)

  1. Reducing poverty and vulnerability as a means to social inclusion
  2. Inequality: Costs and social debt
  3. Social development policy innovations
  4. Social Charter of the Americas
  5. Regional contributions to attaining the sustainable development goals on the 2030 Agenda
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Organizer :
  • Secretary of Social Action (SAS) and the Organization of American States (OAS)
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The Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the OAS formalized the offer of the Ministry of Social Action to host the Third Meeting of Ministers and High Authorities of Social Development to be held in Asuncion in July 2016.

Under the topic of "Equity and Social Inclusion: Overcoming inequality towards more inclusive societies" the delegation of Paraguay presented to the Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS) the agenda for the Third Meeting of Ministers of Social Development of the OAS which will

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Under the topic of "Equity and Social Inclusion: Overcoming inequality towards more inclusive societies" the delegation of Paraguay presented to the Member States of the Organization of American States ( OAS) the agenda for the Third Meeting of Ministers of Social Development of the OAS which wil

Ministers and high authorities of social development of the Americas will gather in Asunción, Paraguay on July 13 and 14 at a hemispheric meeting whose theme will be: “Equity and Social Inclusion: Overcoming Inequalities for More Inclusive Societies.”