26 May 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated on Tuesday, May 26, in a series of events on the pandemic’s economic, social and environmental effects in the region.
22 May 2020 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary led a virtual meeting today on the role of climate action in the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, in which she called for forging compacts and prioritizing sectors for an environmental big push.
22 May 2020 | Press Release
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a high-level virtual meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to review progress on reform of the United Nations Development System and its response to the pandemic.
21 May 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC and the ILO presented a new joint publication in which they analyze labour challenges in the wake of the pandemic. The organizations indicate that the crisis will likely cause 11.5 million more people to be unemployed in Latin America and the Caribbean.
20 May 2020 | Infographic
Public participation and access to information and knowledge are essential to design and apply effective climate policies.The Escazú Agreement is an unprecedented tool to catalyse climate governance and action in Latin America and the Caribbean.
20 May 2020 | Announcement
A new joint report will be presented virtually tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, at a simultaneous press conference by ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, and the ILO’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Vinícius Pinheiro.
19 May 2020 | Press Release
The UN Regional Commission and the Eastern Caribbean regional integration organization agreed on a framework for enhanced cooperation and understanding to assist OECS Member States achieve the environmental dimension of sustainable development through the Escazú Agreement.
19 de May de 2020 | Press Release
El Programa de Comparación Internacional (PCI), del que la CEPAL forma parte, publicó hoy las nuevas paridades del poder adquisitivo (PPA) correspondientes al ciclo de 2017.
18 May 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary met today with members of civil society from Latin America and the Caribbean, where she stressed the region’s commitment to implementing the 2030 Agenda along with the importance of fulfilling it despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
17 May 2020 | News
In a virtual meeting with Latin American and Caribbean countries’ permanent representatives to the United Nations, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, presented the actions taken by the Commission in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
13 May 2020 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary led an extraordinary meeting of the Community of Practice with Caribbean countries that are presenting their Voluntary National Reviews at the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2020.
12 May 2020 | Press Release
The organization presented a new report on the social challenges of the crisis stemming from COVID-19. In a context of low growth, a significant increase in poverty, extreme poverty and inequality is foreseen in Latin America and the Caribbean.
11 May 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary led today an extraordinary meeting of the Practice Community of the Latin American countries that will present their Voluntary National Reviews before the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2020.
11 May 2020 | Announcement
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will present the document at a virtual press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12, from the institution’s central headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
7 May 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, held a virtual meeting with ministers and senior officials from ministries and bodies in charge of science and technology from 15 of the region’s countries.
7 May 2020 | News
ECLAC, OECD, CIAT and IDB launched the 2020 edition of their joint report Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean.
5 May 2020 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated today in a virtual seminar organized by the Spanish organization Casa de América and focused on how to face the crisis caused by the pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean.
30 April 2020 | News
“The future post COVID-19 needs women,” ECLAC’s Executive Secretary stressed during a virtual seminar organized by UN Women on domestic violence in the context of the current crisis.
29 April 2020 | Press Release
Caribbean Heads of State and Finance Ministers met with ECLAC’s Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena, to analyze debt relief proposals and other measures to fight the effects of the pandemic.