Uruguay, a country of some 3.5 million people, stands out in Latin America for its low levels of poverty and inequalities, founded upon a commitment to shape a more equal society. Meeting with President Luis Lacalle Pou and three of the country’s former Presidents – Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera, Julio María Sanguinetti and José Mujica- on an official visit to Uruguay, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Achim Steiner, accompanied by UNDP’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Luis Felipe López-Calva and UNDP Resident Representative in Uruguay, Stefan Liller, highlighted how Uruguay’s focus on building trust between institutions and citizens in service of inclusive human development and environmental protection can inspire other countries around the world.
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