The report explores the theme of the HLPF’s current cycle: ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.’ Presenting the annual report, ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena highlighted that 20 of the 33 LAC countries have high-level cross-sector institutions to coordinate implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. By 2018, 19 LAC countries will have presented VNRs to the HLPF, and three will be doing so for the second time.