CAF - UNDP Annual Conference on Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

September 12, 2023
Event Details

20 September 2023

8:30 AM

Online and in person event at Japan Society. 333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017, Estados Unidos.

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CAF-development bank of Latin America and the Caribbean- and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) invite to their first The Annual CAF/UNDP Conference on Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean held within the framework of the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations.

Effective governance is a fundamental priority for the development of Latin America and the Caribbean and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SSDG 16 explicitly recognizes this by advocating the need to enable the conditions that make feasible the efforts to achieve the set of sustainable development goals.

The current context, of great political and social uncertainty, where structural deficits coexist with new threats associated with climate change, and where there are also opportunities that emerge from disruptive transitions (digital, green and energy), reinforces the need to address governance issues collectively and appropriately. If not, the situation could result in greater gaps of inequality, polarization and social mistrust, putting at risk advances in human development, public institutions and governance in the region.

Under this premise, CAF and UNDP hope to create a space at the Conference to contribute to the public debate on how to improve policies and research on governance issues as well as how to design the institutional, social, and political conditions that will allow our countries to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda.


Date: September 20, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Japan Society. 333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017, United States.

The event will take place in Spanish. There will be simultaneous interpretation available for attendees.

Registration is mandatory to participate in the event.



Local time New York


8:00 A.M – 8:30 A.M | Registration

8:30 A.M – 9:15 A.M | Opening remarks

Michelle Muschett, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP

Christian Asinelli, Corporate Vice President of Strategic Programming, CAF- development bank of Latin America and the Caribbean-

Keynote to be confirmed


9:15 A.M – 10:30 A.M | High Level Dialogue

Moderator: Isabel Saint Maló, Former Vice President and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Panama

Laura Chinchilla, Former President of Costa Rica

Gerardo Munck, Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California

Jorge Castañeda, Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico


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