Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 2023
24 - 28 April 2023
Convened by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Forum is a regional platform for assessing progress and exchanging knowledge, best practices, and policy solutions to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, in line with regional priorities and specificities.
This description was excerpted from sdg.iisd.org.
A twin human rights and environmental crisis in Colombia has intensified since the government and rebel army FARC signed a peace treaty in 2016. The demobilisation and disarmament of FARC created a power vacuum in the Colombian Amazon that has allowed increased exploitation of natural resources and illegal economic activities, in particular the cultivation of coca plants, unregulated gold mining, livestock and agriculture. This has led not only to more environmental destruction and deforestation, but sparked a new spiral of violence.