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).
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.
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.
15 November 2019 | News
Senior policy makers, including statisticians and economists, along with planning officers from various Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have benefitted from a just-concluded workshop aimed at strengthening their capacities for integrated planning and policy coherence in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the subregion.
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.
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.
12 December 2017 | News
The UN Commission recently presented the initiative at the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference held in New York.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
18 May 2017 | News
ECLAC workshop provides a platform for Member States to discuss practical steps towards establishing national institutional frameworks for SDG implementation in the Caribbean.
9 May 2017 | Infographic
Many countries are in the early stages of conceptualizing
a strategy for SDG implementation. Therefore, the
importance of national mainstreaming of the SDGs is
critical to have national ownership of the 2030 Agenda.
As Governments undertake to mainstream the SDGs in
their national development plans, it is important to ensure
that national, subnational and subregional indicators,
as well as data collection and reporting arrangements
are designed and implemented in a way that will enable
globally comparable and standardized statistics to be
compiled by the National Statistical Systems (NSS) of
Caribbean countries. For example, the crucial role of
national institutional infrastructure to drive the SDGs must
be emphasized. In addition, the importance of quality,
timely and disaggregated data must be recognized and
the capacity needed to collect, analyse and report data and
statistics must be put in place.