Freedom of Speech Is an Essential Value in Democracy, Officials Agree at the Opening of the IAPA's 70th General Assembly:October 20:
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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13 October 2014:
"This year's commemoration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction is an opportunity to recognize the role of older men and women in fostering resilience", the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.

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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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Mission in Mexico:
ECLAC's Executive Secretary held meetings with public officials, academics, students and business executives.
11 October 2014:
"To end the cycle of violence against adolescent girls we must go beyond raising awareness and take action to equip girls with knowledge, skills, resources and power to determine their own path in life", the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.
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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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.


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