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ECLAC Updates Economic Growth Forecasts for the Region's Countries:4 August:
4 August:
United Nations agency will launch its Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2014.

In Buenos Aires:
The Deputy Executive Secretary of the Commission took part in the 4th South American Economy and Finance Council (CSEF).
22 July:
Antonio Prado, the organization's Deputy Executive Secretary, participated in Uruguay in the International Forum of Trade Unions and Progressive Parties "Decent Work as a Prerequisite for Equality."
Presented on 18 July:
The study proposes a matrix for analysing the incorporation of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in the education sector, with a view to supporting decision-making in Latin American and Caribbean countries.
In New York:
ECLAC's Executive Secretary participated in a high-level forum with other representatives from the United Nations' regional commissions.
11 July:
"I call on all with influence to prioritize youth in development plans", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.

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During events in Paris:
The organization's Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, stressed the need to seek complementarities between the two regions.
According to ECLAC's figures:
Global context of lower economic growth continues to affect port activity, a new ranking from the United Nations organization shows.
June 26:
The regional organization's Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, makes a statement due to the ruling by the United States justice system in the legal dispute between the holdouts (so-called "vulture funds") and the Republic of Argentina.
Agreements from meeting held in Guatemala:
Ministers and authorities from 10 countries took part in the 24th meeting of the Presiding Officers of the ILPES Regional Council for Planning.
June 10:
Authorities participated in the First Meeting of ECLAC's Conference on Science, Innovation and Information and Communications Technologies, which took place in Santiago, Chile.

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According to a new report by ECLAC:
A change in the trend forecast for 2014 would imply a minor decline in FDI flows towards the region.

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