International Day of Older Persons:1 October 2014:
1 October 2014:
"The number of older persons is expected to more than double, globally, from 841 million people in 2013 to more than 2 billion in 2050", says in his message the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Download infographic on older persons

According to a new report by ECLAC:
Indigenous peoples account for 8.3 % of the region's total population, according to a study by the United Nations organization launched in New York.

Watch video
Download infographic
See photo gallery
During the UN General Assembly:
Alicia Bárcena participated this week in various meetings related to climate change, indigenous peoples, financing for development, the post-2015 agenda and statistics.
In the context of the UN Climate Summit:
The Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, said in a statement that the economic costs of climate change could total between 1.5 % and 5 % of the annual GDP of Latin America and the Caribbean, in the case that the temperature rises an additional 2.5 °C.
Experts affirmed at ECLAC:
The United Nations organization hosts a seminar that brings together specialists in global trends from the United States, Europe, China and the Republic of Korea.

See photo gallery
Watch live broadcast
During a conference in Santiago, Chile:
Prominent Brazilian artist gave a talk at ECLAC's headquarters.

See photo gallery
15 September 2014:
"On this International Day of Democracy, I call on young people everywhere to lead a major push for inclusive democracy around the world", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
In Costa Rica:
ECLAC organizes two events in San José in its role as technical secretariat of the process to implement Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.
Alicia Bárcena in Oslo, Norway:
In a lecture at the University of Oslo, ECLAC's Executive Secretary presented the organization's proposals included in the "trilogy of equality."
During the international conference held in Samoa:
Building resilience to external shocks and addressing vulnerability of island States are key issues to attain sustainable development, the UN Commission stated.
In Norway:
At the award ceremony, the Executive Secretary said that the distinction recognizes ECLAC's contribution to greater equality and social inclusion.

Read speech of ECLAC Executive Secretary
See photo gallery
During a workshop at ECLAC:
Increasing cooperation and dialogue between both sides is key to building a fairer economic and social order for developing countries, they indicated.

See photo gallery
In Santiago:
A strengthening of existing regional mechanisms is advocated, with a broad participation of actors to support the development agenda from 2015.

See photo gallery
In its report Economic Survey:
The organization sees great heterogeneity among countries due to varying conditions in Latin America and Caribbean's main trading partners and specific factors in the national economies.

See photo gallery


More news >
Find us on:
Facebook inglés:
Banner Youtube Inglés
Twitter inglés
Banner Flickr
Banner Google + ING
Banner pequeño thirty-fifth session of ECLAC (ENG)
Banner digital repository - ENG
Press Centre
Caribbean Development Portal banner
Banner CEPALSTAT EN 2013
ECLAC Publications
Publicaciones - Library
Banner Río+20 v2 EN
Millenium Development Goals - new website