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Compacts for equality

Towards a sustainable future

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Compacts for Equality: Towards a Sustainable Future is presented by ECLAC to the States members at the thirty-fifth session of the Commission (Lima, 5 - 9 May 2014). In this third volume, the aim of equality dovetails with development that is more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable in the medium and long terms in Latin America and the Caribbean. This new proposal firmly embraces the gender perspective, natural resource governance and the dynamics of labour and consumption, and advocates medium- and long-term social covenants, engaging a broad range of actors in the exercise of citizenship, as a condition for successful development.

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Introduction

As put forth in Time for equality: closing gaps, opening trails, equality as a value is at the ideological core of modernity. First, the quest for equality is part of the drive to abolish privileges and establish equal rights for all individuals, regardless of origin, affiliations or position in society. And second, it calls not only for universal civil and political rights but also for advancing towards distributive justice in which everyone enjoys the benefits of progress and is recognized as equal in rights and dignity.

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