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16 September 2020 | Briefing note
Eight UN organizations stress critical role of international transport and integrated supply chains for COVID-19 recovery and the SDGs
7 September 2020 | Briefing note
Challenge the data
3 August 2020 | Briefing note
In his July 2020 brief analyzing the impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean and containing policy options and recommendations to face this situation, the United Nations Secretary-General indicates that the Escazú Agreement is “a valuable tool to seek people-centred solutions grounded in nature.”
30 May 2020 | Briefing note
On April 30, the Fourth Nexus Regional Virtual Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean was held with more than 170 participants, representing 23 countries and more than 70 institutions.
28 May 2020 | Briefing note
ECLAC with the other four UN regional commissions and UNCTAD join forces to help developing countries tackle trade and transport challenges from the coronavirus pandemic
6 May 2020 | Briefing note
5 May 2020 | Briefing note
In April 2020, two informative sessions were held to advance discussion on the matters to be addressed at the first Conference of the Parties, as established in articles 15 and 18 of the Escazú Agreement.
5 April 2020 | Briefing note
The observatory is a joint effort of the Regional Commissions of the United Nations, to gather all the updated information on the limitations of the border crossing both in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, and in the rest of the world due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
13 March 2020 | Briefing note
In 2019, international bond issuance from Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) increased and bond spreads tightened, but credit quality continued to deteriorate although at a slower pace relative to 2018.
30 November 2019 | Briefing note
3 September 2019 | Briefing note
In order to identify opportunities and risks that Latin American countries might face as they begin as they move towards increasing the adoption of artificial intelligence
22 May 2019 | Briefing note
The 6th Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), was held in Fort-de-France, Martinique, between 15 and 17 May 2019, under the theme “Towards a Sustainable Caribbean Society: Reinforcing Strategic and Durable Partnerships for Advancing Sustainable Development in the Eastern Caribbean.”
26 April 2019 | Briefing note
The Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (“Escazú Agreement”) was highlighted on numerous occasions during the Third Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago from 24 to 26 April 2019.
2 April 2019 | Briefing note
New edition analyses 31 countries and 118 ports and port zones of the region
1 April 2019 | Briefing note
In its capacity as technical secretariat of the Escazú Agreement, ECLAC participated in the "Regional expert meeting on emerging human rights and planetary human responsibilities" and the "Regional symposium on planetary human responsibilities in the context of the climate crisis: contributions for the global debate on the rights of future generations in the international system", that took place in Cusco (Peru) between 27 and 28 March 2019.
26 March 2019 | Briefing note
In its annual publication “Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2019,” ECLAC highlights the role of tax policy in fulfilling the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The second publication, The Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO) analyses issues related to sustainable and inclusive development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
20 March 2019 | Briefing note
In its 40th Session, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted without a vote Resolution A/HRC/40/L.22/Rev.1 “Recognizing the contribution of environmental human rights defenders to the enjoyment of human rights, environmental protection and sustainable development."
3 March 2019 | Briefing note
In his last report to the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, David R. Boyd, focused on the right to breathe clean air. He also described the negative impact of air pollution on the enjoyment of many human rights, in particular the right to life and the right to health, in particular by vulnerable groups.
14 December 2018 | Briefing note
Maritime and Logistics Bulletin # 68