3 April 2020 | Press Release
A new report by ECLAC warns that the crisis unleashed by the coronavirus illness could lead to a contraction of at least -1.8% in Latin America and the Caribbean’s GDP in 2020.
19 March 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, warned that the region’s economies will suffer the pandemic’s negative consequences via numerous channels.
5 February 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated today in the forum on New Forms of Solidarity, organized by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, in which Pope Francis was the main speaker.
24 January 2020 | Press Release
The Executive Secretary of the United Nations regional organization participated this week in numerous sessions of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, the central theme of which was “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.”
21 January 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary is participating this week in numerous sessions of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, being held in Davos, Switzerland.
12 December 2019 | Press Release
According to a new annual report by the United Nations regional organization, the region will grow 0.1% in 2019 and 1.3% in 2020.
4 December 2019 | Press Release
In the framework of the SICA Regional Forum 2019, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary delivered a keynote speech in which she sustained that inequality, poverty and migration are the basis of the widespread social disenchantment affecting the region.
28 November 2019 | Press Release
The economic commission noted that the upward trend for poverty in Latin America held firm and called for resuming the construction of comprehensive and universal social compacts, during the launch of its Social Panorama 2019 report today in Chile.
30 October 2019 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary gave a keynote lecture today at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, in which she urged for creating new social compacts and reworking the conversation between the State, the market and society.
29 October 2019 | Press Release
Annual report by ECLAC on the region’s foreign trade shows significant heterogeneity by subregion. Imports will decline 3.0% this year.
15 October 2019 | Press Release
The Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena gave an overview of Latin America and the Caribbean’s economic and social situation and informed participants about the Commission’s priorities for tackling the region’s most pressing challenges.
10 October 2019 | Press Release
At the conference’s closing session, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations regional commission, recognized Costa Rica for its decarbonization plan and its emphasis on nature-based solutions.
8 October 2019 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations regional commission, participated in the opening session of the preparatory meeting for the Conference of the Parties, being held in Costa Rica.
26 September 2019 | Press Release
In her speech, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary called for forging alternative paths and societal projects in which citizens are the subject, not just the object, of transformations that improve their conditions.
12 de September de 2019 | Press Release
En el marco de una visita oficial, Alicia Bárcena se reunió con el Presidente del país, Jimmy Morales, y el Presidente electo para 2020-2024, Alejandro Giammattei, entre otras autoridades.
6 September 2019 | Press Release
The XIV Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by ECLAC with support from UN Women, will take place on November 4-8 in Santiago.
21 August 2019 | Press Release
The renowned economist from the University of Cambridge delivered the XVI Raúl Prebisch Lecture in Chile, where he was received by the Executive Secretary of this United Nations organization, Alicia Bárcena.
14 August 2019 | Press Release
In an international context of reduced flows and strong competition, national policies must attract FDI that contributes to creating local capacities and fostering sustainable development, ECLAC says in its annual report.
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.
31 July 2019 | Press Release
ECLAC presents its Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighting the importance of expanding fiscal space and reorienting investment, productivity and monetary policies to spur the economies of countries in the region.