LACRP Social Inclusion Summit

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Productive Inclusion Revisited

22 October 2024 
Bogot√°, Colombia


About the Ministerial Summit  

Latin America remains one of the most unequal regions globally, alongside the Middle East, with the top 10% of the income distribution capturing 54% of the average national income. The progress in reducing inequality during the first two decades of this century was abruptly halted by the COVID pandemic, marking a significant setback in a unique episode spanning the last 60 years, while the world was moving in the opposite direction. Therefore, the social inclusion agenda, one of the priorities of the OECD LAC Regional Programme, is more crucial than ever. 

The Third Ministerial Meeting on Social Inclusion, themed "Productive Inclusion Revisited," aims to provide a platform for developing policy solutions to address challenges such as fragmented social protection systems, tackle the root causes of stalled social mobility, and explore innovative tools and new approaches to empower local communities. 

This Ministerial seeks to broaden the policy debate on social inclusion, highlighting its connections to productivity, environmental sustainability, and governance. It will bring together a diverse group of ministers and senior government officials from OECD and LAC countries, the EU, and International and Regional Organisations. Additionally, the meeting aims to translate political commitments made in the realms of social inclusion at summits such as the Summit of the Americas, the Ibero-American Summit, and the EU-CELAC Summit into concrete action to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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