López Calva described the indigenous communities of Latin America as “central actors
of sustainable development”. Photo: File/RHC
HAVANA, 15th August (RHC) United Nations Under-Secretary-General Luis Felipe López Calva learned of Bolivia’s import-substitution economic reactivation plan this Monday in La Paz.
Deputy Foreign Minister Freddy Mamani said on his Twitter account: “Today I met Luis Felipe López Calva, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, to discuss issues related to economic reactivation through import substitution and discuss other set goals in the PDES 2021-2025”.
On that day, López Calva began an intensive work program with government authorities, development partners, representatives of the private sector and civil society organisations.
The visitor announced to the press that he wanted to “promote sustainable development and a good life in Bolivia” with this tour.
Regarding the meeting with his host, he reported that they had analyzed ways of working together to implement the Ibero-American Plan of Action and ratified the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) engagement with indigenous peoples.
López Calva described the indigenous communities of Latin America as “key actors in sustainable development”.
According to sources, this visit will further the strategic support UNDP is providing to the Andean-Amazonian country with a focus on development planning, building effective governance and strengthening intercultural democracy.
Other areas of these projects include health, protecting diversity and the environment, and combating the climate emergency.
Such efforts aim to mobilize sustainable finance, establish gender equality and respect interculturality. (Source: PL)