The Sustainable Development Goals and the Organization of American States

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in 2015 includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) and 169 targets. These goals represent a multisectoral agenda that focus on equality and inclusive development going far beyond the Millennium Development Goals. The goals set by Agenda 2030 are critical to the America´s, particularly Latin America one of the most inequitable regions in the world.
Meanwhile, the Organization of American States (OAS) is not only anchored in values such as democracy, human rights, multidimensional security and integrated development but also reaffirms the principles and purposes of the United Nations. However, unlike its African counterpart, the OAS has not adopted a specific instrument that reflects the SDGs. This paper proposes to review and assess the steps already taken by the OAS to implement the SDGs and in doing so what has been the main challenges and achievements.