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.
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.
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.
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.
29 May 2017 | Press Release
Keith Rowley met with the Commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, agreeing to increase bilateral cooperation.
19 May 2017 | Speech
Keynote Address by Antonio Prado, Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC, at the 18th CDCC Monitoring Committee.
19 May 2017 | Speech
Welcome Remarks by Antonio Prado, Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
19 May 2017 | News
ECLAC Caribbean convenes high-level meeting to discuss the subregion’s plans to aggressively pursue implementation of Agenda 2030 and the SDGs in this regard.
9 May 2017 | Infographic
A daunting challenge faced by financial institutions
in the Caribbean in recent years is the growing trend
being adopted by large global banks that serve as
correspondent banks to local financial institutions, to
severely limit or terminate their correspondent banking
relationships (CBRs) with these local or regional banks
(respondent banks). This practice is considered a form
of “de-risking”, whereby business relationships with
clients or categories of clients considered “high-risk”
are restricted or terminated. So far, financial institutions
in 12 Caribbean countries have had the CBRs of at least
one of their local banks terminated or “de-risked”.
30 March 2017 | News
ECLAC has just released its latest policy brief, which examines the adjustments that the Caribbean subregion needs to make in order to attain medium-term development.