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.”
1 August 2020 | Briefing note
On August 1st, 2020, the First Issue of the Natural Resources Bulletin in Latin America and the Caribbean was published, which was prepared by ECLAC's Natural Resources Division and whose objective is to disseminate progress in governance, policies, management and the use of natural resources and associated basic and ecosystem services in Latin America and the Caribbean.
10 June 2020 | Briefing note
Six United Nations agencies call on governments to ensure smooth transit and transport for their landlocked neighbours during and after #COVID19.
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
27 May 2020 | Briefing note
The spread of the coronavirus, together with a precipitous fall in commodity prices, changed the region’s financial landscape in the first quarter of 2020.
29 April 2020 | Briefing note
23 April 2020 | Briefing note
The U.S. economy grew 2.3% in 2019; a recession is expected in 2020.
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.
31 March 2020 | Briefing note
The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to lessen the blow to people”.
26 March 2020 | Briefing note
All countries must be able to combine systematic testing, tracing, quarantining and treatment with restrictions on movement and contact – aiming to suppress transmission of the virus.
And they have to coordinate the exit strategy to keep it suppressed until a vaccine becomes available.