Chile – Bachelet regrets exclusion of sexual diversity in Post-2015 Development Agenda

  • October 14, 2015
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chileThe President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, lamented the exclusion of issues of sexual diversity from the agreement of the Post 2015 Development Agenda of the United Nations.

The President said that “we would have liked the agenda to be more constrained and, therefore, more likely to focus its enforcement. We also regret that objectives regarding issues of interest to Chile such as sexual diversity are not included”.

The President later said also that “she recognizes the enormous effort that has been achieved and the participation of civil society is of great importance”. In addition, the country committed to assuming this agreement, which, undoubtedly, will allow to work for a better future for the countries that make up the Assembly. “Now we will have an agenda that is responsible for the great challenges of a reality that does not support further delays”.

“Now, with this Agenda of sustainable development, we have been committed around an action plan to coordinate national, regional and global efforts. We know that due to the magnitude and complexity of the challenges, the actions of the countries should be accompanied by a joint effort,” she said.

Similarly, she stressed that it is about a commitment that “Chile is taking with reforms that are already underway. It is not an easy path, but we will continue to work to ensure universal coverage with quality education, to achieve real gender parity, so that our development is harmonious with the environment, to balance the relations between employers and workers”.

Ultimately, as conclusion of the speech of the President, it is necessary a solid basis for social cohesion. It is about specific commitments, that each country join forces for the changes the region needs.