10 September 2020 | Press Release
Authorities from more than 25 countries met with ECLAC and other multilateral organizations at the Caribbean Development Roundtable and the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee.
8 July 2020 | Press Release
In a special session of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Small Island Developing States, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, called for urgently providing concessional funds to address these countries’ vulnerabilities, regardless of their per capita income.
24 June 2020 | News
The United Nations regional organization ratified its “Caribbean First” strategy in times of pandemic, during a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
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.
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.
11 February 2020 | News
The rise of exports in the agro-processing sector unlocks exciting opportunities for economic diversification in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). This, according to the latest policy brief published by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), entitled `Policy actions to facilitate upgrading of the agricultural sector in Trinidad and Tobago’.
24 September 2019 | News
Policy makers and regional experts gathered for a two-day workshop hosted by ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean, on 17-18 September 2019.
23 September 2019 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary met with the Prime Ministers of Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the framework of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly being held in New York.
17 May 2019 | Press Release
The 19th meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) was held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
24 April 2019 | News
The effects of natural disasters and limited resources and access to financing, among other difficulties, were analyzed by authorities from the subregion during the Forum of the Countries of Latin America on Sustainable Development 2019.
6 December 2018 | News
ECLAC advances its debt swap proposal as a strategy that the Caribbean can assist economies in, with financing, adaptation and mitigation projects, and in jump starting economic growth, while at once easing the burden of debt.
25 June 2018 | News
From 23-25 May 2018, ECLAC provided policymakers with an increased capacity and awareness for disaster risk reduction.
27 April 2018 | Press Release
The twenty-seventh session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) took place in Saint Lucia today and brought together senior decision makers from across the Caribbean.
26 April 2018 | Press Release
The meeting convened by ECLAC and hosted by the Government of Saint Lucia, took place today in Gros Islet.
23 January 2018 | News
A study by ECLAC Caribbean assesses the difficulties, lessons learnt and success factors which have strengthened the global competitiveness of the Caribbean’s film and music sectors.
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.