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ECLAC's Executive Secretary Concludes Visit to Cuba:October 27 and 28:
October 27 and 28:
Alicia Bárcena met with the President of Cuba's Council of State, Raúl Castro, and gave a keynote lecture at the University of Havana.

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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.
24 October 2014:
"The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises", the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says on the occasion of this Day.

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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.
October 20:
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, ECLAC's Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena, and IAPA President Elizabeth Ballantine participated in the inauguration ceremony.

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17 October 2014:
"One in every five persons in developing regions --1.22 billion people-- live on less than $1.25 a day, and 2.4 billion live on less than $2 a day", the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.

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In 2014:
ECLAC-ILO study says employment formalization has contributed to a reduction in income inequality.
October 15:
Government officials and representatives from international organizations participated in the launch of the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All Americas.
According to ECLAC's estimates:
The organization presented a new database that details country investment in economic infrastructure since 1980.

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According to a new report by ECLAC:
The global economy's slow recovery and a decline in intraregional trade explain the poor performance.

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Santiago, Chile:
At the inauguration of two events, the organization's Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, called for combining forces to achieve results at the next conference on climate, which will be held in Lima in December.

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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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