25 May 2021 | News
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a high-level roundtable convened by the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres.
18 March 2021 | Press Release
At the conclusion of the fourth meeting of the Forum of the Countries on Sustainable Development, government representatives reaffirmed the dire urgency of building fair, sustainable societies that would tackle inequality and guarantee citizenship and rights, and of acting together as a region to ensure access to vaccines for the entire population.
17 March 2021 | News
At a side event to the Forum of the Countries on Sustainable Development 2021, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, urged the region to act with a single voice to promote healthier, more sustainable and more equitable food systems.
16 March 2021 | Press Release
The fourth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development was inaugurated today by high-level authorities who called urgently for reinvigorating the regional response to the pandemic.
15 February 2021 | Announcement
Due to the global epidemiological situation, this event will take place virtually on March 15-18, 2021. During the meeting, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will present a report on regional progress and challenges in relation to the 2030 Agenda.
22 December 2020 | News
ECLAC, CGEE, EPE and the IEA held a webinar entitled “Energy Big Push: Accelerating clean energy innovation in Brazil,” where they presented new publications on investment in clean energy innovation in the South American country.
30 September 2020 | News
Alicia Bárcena, the regional organization’s Executive Secretary, participated via video message in the first Summit on Biodiversity convened by the UN.
4 August 2020 | Press Release
Representatives of ECLAC’s member countries met today at the thirty-fifth session of the Commission’s Committee of the Whole, in which Costa Rica assumed the regional organization’s Presidency Pro Tempore for the next two years.
15 July 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC updated its growth projections for Latin American and Caribbean countries today. It underscores that both the external and domestic shocks have been stronger than what was foreseen last April, which led to a downward revision of the figures.
14 July 2020 | Announcement
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will present tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15, a new Special Report COVID-19 that will include revised forecasts on employment, poverty and inequality levels in the region in 2020.
22 June 2020 | News
The report, developed by the Comission’s Subregional Headquarters in Port of Spain, will analyze technology uses to promote resilience building and risk mitigation, and will be available later this year.
16 June 2020 | Press Release
New joint report proposes ten measures to prevent the current health crisis from becoming a food crisis.
12 June 2020 | Announcement
A new joint report will be launched virtually on Tuesday, June 16 at a simultaneous press conference by ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, and FAO’s Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, Julio Berdegué.
5 June 2020 | Press Release
The United Nations regional commission joins the call to raise our voices for nature. To confront the pandemic effectively and sustainably, Latin America and the Caribbean must prioritize green, low-carbon solutions that are centered on people and on our planet.
2 March 2020 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary spoke at a CAF seminar on the challenges of growth in Latin America.
29 January 2020 | Infographic
Latin America and the Caribbean is endowed with abundant natural resources, but these are distributed unevenly. ECLAC supports effective and democratic governance of natural resources to achieve the aspirations of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
31 October 2019 | Press Release
In Costa Rica, ECLAC, FAO and IICA presented their most recent joint report on the agriculture and rural sectors in the Americas, during a conference that brought together the ministers of agriculture of the hemisphere.
7 August 2019 | Press Release
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean met with ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, and gave a press conference.
1 August 2019 | Announcement
On Wednesday, August 7, Peter Thomson will meet with Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the UN regional organization, and will hold a press conference afterwards at the Commission’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
27 May 2019 | News
In the framework of an official visit to Berlin, the regional organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, met with Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany. Later in the day, she signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Christiane Bögemann-Hagedorn, the BMZ’s Deputy Director General for Latin America.