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About the Washington Office

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) - Washington Office, welcomes you to our official web site. We sincerely hope that you find these pages to be informative and enjoyable.

Please feel free to contact us if you should have any further inquiries regarding UN-ECLAC.


ECLAC Washington Office

The ECLAC Washington Office was established in 1950 to serve as liaison with the United States government and international organizations based in Washington, D.C., such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF); the World Bank Group (IBRD); the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); the Organization of American States (OAS); and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Activities include the provision of support to the Summit of the Americas process, to the Pathway to Prosperity in the Americas Initiative, and participation in the OAS-IDB-ECLAC Tripartite Committee, The Washington Office monitors the United States' economy and its relations with Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the region's access to international bond markets. Other areas of work include barriers to trade and corporate social responsibility. Finally, ECLAC Washington carries out extensive public information and outreach activities including lectures, a monthly newsletter, distribution of documents and contacts with the Washington-based media.

Dr. Inés Bustillo

Dr. Raquel Artecona
Economic Affairs Officer

Paola Celio
Administrative Assistant

Research Assistant
Rex Garcia-Hidalgo


Georgina Nuñez

Lucero Segura-Green
Assistant to the Director

Helvia Velloso
Economic Affairs Officer

Interns - Winter 2015
Isabel Makhoul
Dieynab Diatta

Interested candidates should apply online at https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=IP

Note: Internships are unpaid and full time (30hrs/week); they last from three to six months.

More Information about internships at ECLAC

Internship Position and Description at ECLAC Washington Office