• Lead-organizer: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • 11:00 - 12:30
  • Date: 22 Jun 2012
  • Room: P3-E

Sustainable and Inclusive Growth: An Emerging Paradigm for Latin America & the Caribbean

Organizing partners

United Nations Development Programme


We need a new way of looking at Latin America and the Caribbean, with a perspective that emphasizes the region?s strengths without neglecting its weaknesses, that focuses on opportunities without ignoring risks. We need a way that promotes long-term development without forgetting that the situation still demands prudent, disciplined public policies.

The Inter-American Development Bank is reassessing its role in mainstreaming sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean and therefore seeks to promote high level dialogue around the concept of sustainability and its concrete dimensions.

As a partner, UNDP has always assessed the Bank in its different initiatives, its recommendations on how the institution can contribute to the growth, equity and competitiveness of the region.

Detailed programme

Latin America and the Caribbean are undergoing a historic transformation marked by economic prosperity and expanding middle classes.
The regionís key to economic success has been the reduction of inequality. As a consequence the countries have been able to grow by promoting inclusion and lifting millions out of poverty. In years to come the regionís recent gains will be locked in, and the average citizen will be more prosperous than ever before. However, meeting increased needs for resources and services requires a new model of development.

The high-level panel will present current efforts to promote inclusive and sustainable growth in the region and discuss strategies to generate new opportunities.


Laura Chinchilla, President, Costa Rica
Antonio Patriota, Minister of Foreign Relations, Brazil
Roodal Moonilal, Minister of Housing and Environment, Trinidad & Tobago
Frank Pearl, Environment and Sustainable Development Minister, Colombia
Heraldo Munoz, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP
Tom Lovejoy, Biodiversity Chair of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment
Juan Carlos Jintiach, Coordinator in the Field of International Economic Cooperation and Autonomous, COICA

Moderator: President Luis Alberto Moreno, Inter-American Development Bank
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