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Graduating Country

Independence Square Montevideo

Uruguay ranks high in the Latin American region in terms of human development and opportunity, and national progress is supported by institutional stability and inclusive social policies. In recent years, the government has integrated sustainable, inclusive and green development into its core pillars of economic development, setting ambitious goals for equality, environment and a diversified economy. Uruguay joined PAGE in 2017 and celebrated five years of programme implementation in October 2022. It is now a Graduating Country.

PAGE activities in Uruguay are contributing towards the achievement of SDGs 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), as well as Uruguay’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. PAGE was also selected as an example of action on SDG 17 as part of Uruguay’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) presented at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2019. 

    1. 2022

      Uruguay hosts the Circular Economy Awards. The event is supported by PAGE Uruguay, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining along with national partners.

      Lessons learned and perspectives of the Inclusive Green Economy – 5 years of PAGE event

    2. 2021
    3. 2020

      Workshop conducted in collaboration with BioValor Project for primary school teachers in Summer School of Plan Ceibal

      New government authorities take office

      Virtual breakfast meeting held to disseminate national IGE advances, jointly with GIZ and the Inter-institutional Working Group

      Green Economy Learning Assessment and Capacity-Building Plan completed

      Circular Opportunities Sectoral Fund launched as part of the “Uruguay Circular Program’

      Second Uruguay Circular Award Ceremony held by PAGE

      Sustainable Entrepreneurship Training Programme for youth held in collaboration with GIZ and DESEM

    4. 2019

      First Circular Economy Award for Latin America and the Caribbean held in Uruguay

      National Development Strategy Uruguay 2050 officially announced, including environmental components supported by PAGE

      National Circular Economy Action Plan published

      Work commenced on institutionalizing green economy training into the curricula of the National Institute for Employment and Professional Training

      National Environmental Plan for Sustainable Development approved

    5. 2018

      Analysis of available Macroeconomic Models to be used for Uruguay’s Environmental Policy Impact Assessment completed

      PAGE supported the Director of the Office of Planning and Budget to present the Voluntary National Review for Uruguay at the High-Level Political Forum in New York

      Learning needs workshop held in Montevideo with more than 50 participants

      Training course on the analysis of international markets for waste products within global value chains

      Reports produced on the artisanal brick industry, highlighting shortcomings in working conditions

    6. 2017

      PAGE launched in Uruguay

      Planning workshop hosted by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining to set the priorities for PAGE work

      National Steering Committee established

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