19 December 2017 | News
National focal points in the energy efficiency and environment sectors from Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago recently received new tools to assess policies and programmes on energy efficiency, as they participated in a two-day workshop organized by ECLAC.
12 December 2017 | News
The UN Commission recently presented the initiative at the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference held in New York.
27 November 2017 | News
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean has established a task force to advance ECLAC’s Debt for Climate Adaptation Swap Initiative.
20 November 2017 | News
The CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference: “Building a more Climate Resilient Community” looks to mobilise international financial support for the countries devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
20 November 2017 | News
From 14 to 16 November 2017, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in collaboration with theOrganisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, jointly coordinated a capacity development workshop for senior officers from Ministries of Trade, Customs divisions and Statistics departments, among others.
16 November 2017 | News
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean discussed the relationship between debt accumulation, the external sector deficit and lack of robust growth in the Caribbean at a recent meeting in Belize.
14 November 2017 | News
The expert group discussed the challenges that export-oriented countries are facing in order to capitalize on the market opportunities provided by Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs).
25 October 2017 | News
In an effort to bring life to the discussions and conclusions of a recent study on the art and craft sector completed by the Economic Commission for Latin and America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the organization is hosting an art and craft exhibition from 25-27 October 2017, in collaboration with Trinidad and Tobago’s Central Handicraft Association of Artisans and Talented Traders (CHATT).
24 October 2017 | Press Release
ECLAC’s debt relief proposal for the countries most affected by recent hurricanes was presented by Alicia Bárcena, the organization’s Executive Secretary, at a high-level ECOSOC meeting in New York.
6 October 2017 | News
ECLAC’s next Regional Conference on Women – which will take place in 2019 in Santiago, Chile – will focus on the achievement of women’s economic autonomy, which is key for enabling them to exercise the rest of their rights, according to officials.
5 October 2017 | Press Release
Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, and Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, led the inauguration of the Fifty-Sixth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women.
27 September 2017 | News
A recent ECLAC Caribbean meeting found that the benefits of hosting offshore medical universities could prove especially significant for some of the smaller economies of the subregion.
22 September 2017 | News
During 24-29 September 2017, the ECLAC Damage and Loss Assessment (DALA) Team will carry out an extensive Economic Impact Assessment on those islands in the Bahamas which were affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
7 September 2017 | Press Release
Executive Secretary of the UN organization, Alicia Bárcena, sent a letter to Heads of States of all islands struck by the storm season in the last two weeks.
5 September 2017 | News
A series of consultations designed to explain the importance of pursuing public expenditure reviews (PERs) as part of the budget process were conducted recently in Belize with Government Chief Executive Officers, representatives from line Ministries and finance officers.
30 August 2017 | Press Release
Andrew Holness advocated for greater integration among the countries of the Caribbean and Latin America and gave his backing to the Caribbean debt relief proposal presented by the organization.
31 July 2017 | News
Strengthening synergies between the tourism and art and craft sectors is one of the keys to bolstering incomes from Caribbean tourists, while supporting local artisans.This was one of the observations made at an expert group meeting held on 26 July 2017 at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean in Port of Spain.
20 July 2017 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena encouraged Caribbean countries to present their Voluntary National Reviews on the Sustainable Development Goals in future sessions of the High-Level Political Forum, which is held each year in New York.
18 July 2017 | News
More than one third or 36 per cent of the total energy consumed in the Caribbean is used for transportation, and Governments are considering alternatives to improve energy efficiency (EE) in their national fleets.
12 July 2017 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the organization, presented the outlook for the subregion during an event held in New York in the framework of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum.