XXXI MINURVI General Assembly
The Minurvi Forum is the space for intergovernmental coordination and cooperation of the countries of the region in the area of sustainable development of human settlements. It is made up of the State ministers and government authorities related to the issues of housing and sustainable development of human settlements.
This year the thirty-first General Assembly of Ministers and Highest Authorities of Housing and Urban Planning of Latin America and the Caribbean (MINURVI) was held on December 5 and 6, 2022 at ECLAC headquarters, in Santiago Chile. The meeting was inaugurated by Carlos Montes, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning of Chile, the country that exercises the Presidency of the Minurvi Forum (2021-2022)
The General Assembly sought to promote an exchange to generate a common view on the problems, challenges and joint visualization of solutions and good practices in the region on housing and habitat, with a view to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda.
During the day, several matters of interest were analyzed, such as the role of the State in the coordination and planning of urban-housing policies with a gender perspective and climate change criteria, as well as the land market and financing. Finally, the Santiago declaration was drafted under the title "Transforming and humanizing the city and the territory", collecting the most relevant points of the meeting and establishing commitments. Along with the election of the new board of directors for the period 2022-2023, assuming the presidency of the Forum the Minister of Territorial Development and Habitat of Argentina, Santiago Maggiotti together with three vice-presidencies in charge of the countries of Belize, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.