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Nearly 50% of Paid Jobs Held by Women in the Region Are Precarious:November 18:
November 18:
A new report by ECLAC, which evaluates two decades of gender equality policies, was presented at an event inaugurated by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.

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According to the most recent census figures:
Comprehensive sex education and sexual and reproductive health services should be a priority in youth-oriented public policies, a study by ECLAC emphasizes.

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Due to a decline in fertility and greater longevity:
ECLAC study reviews demographic trends that will be discussed at the first meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
November 11, 2014:
Intraregional migration flows have intensified in recent years, according to a new study by ECLAC.
At the World Economic Forum:
ECLAC's Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, took part in the launch of a global think tank community during the World Economic Forum held this week in Dubai.

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November 7:
At present 11 countries in the region have classified femicide or feminicide in their laws, said the United Nations organization in a report.
Meeting at ECLAC:
Regional instrument will seek to effectively guarantee access to information, participation and environmental justice.

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Independent Expert Advisory Group to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
ECLAC Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, was part of the team that prepared a special report on this matter.
In Latin America and the Caribbean:
It is estimated that 60% of the region's children get their first mobile telephone by the age of 12, ECLAC and UNICEF say.
In Santiago, Chile:
The meeting of the Council of the World Road Association (AIPCR/PIARC) and the Board of Directors of Iberian and Latin American Roads (DIRCAIBEA) was inaugurated on Wednesday, October 29.

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Compared with the same period of 2013:
The absence of big corporate acquisitions and a slowdown in mining investments are seen as the main factors, ECLAC reported. *The total amount of FDI received by the region was updated including figures from Bolivia and Honduras.
In 2014:
ECLAC-ILO study says employment formalization has contributed to a reduction in income inequality.
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.

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