On 26 November 2020, the heads of the different Social Cabinets of the SICA region that make up the Council for Central American Social Integration (CIS) approved the Plan for the Recovery, Social Reconstruction and Resilience of Central America and the Dominican Republic.
The Plan’s objective is to articulate the public sector responses regarding social and labour problems, and regarding the land management of human settlements and the urban development of SICA member countries and provide them with a regional integration perspective, in the post-COVID social and economic reactivation phases.
Likewise, it seeks to contribute to the creation of transformations to generate resilience as a response not only to the effects caused by COVID-19 but also to the climate vulnerability situation of the region.
The Plan’s development was carried out considering the inputs and work priorities collected through a broad process of technical consultation with representatives of the bodies that make up the Council for Central American Social Integration (CIS), the Ministries or Secretaries of Labour and Social Welfare; and the governing bodies of the Housing and Human Settlements Sector in the region.
The instrument, which has had the support of the European Union through its Programme for Social Cohesion in Latin America EUROsociAL+, will contribute to support the work that each of the countries carries out and their efforts not to stray from the path of compliance with the 2030 Agenda. In addition, it is aligned with the provisions of the SICA Comprehensive Regional Social Policy 2020-2040 (PSIR-SICA), and the Regional Intersectoral Agenda on Social Protection and Productive Inclusion with Equity (ARIPSIP), which are strategic instruments that set priorities for intersectoral work in favour of social issues in the System, and that in particular cover social issues caused by climate change.