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Twenty-sixth session of the Committee of the Whole

New York, 28 - 29 March 2012

New York, United States28 March 2012

Description

The twenty-sixth session of the Committee of the Whole of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) taked place at United Nation’s headquarters in New York from 28 to 29 March 2012. The Committee of the Whole is an ECLAC body that allowed governments of member countries to meet between formal sessions of the Commission.

This time ECLAC member countries examined the following issues, among others:

Economic and social overview of Latin America and the Caribbean and outlook for 2012.
Report on the activities of the subsidiary bodies of ECLAC, 2010-2012.
Activities conducted by ECLAC in support of intergovernmental agencies and organizations concerned with integration in the region.
Thirty-fourth session of the Commission (San Salvador, 27-31 August 2012).
Proposed strategic framework for the period 2014-2015.

Presiding over the Committee of the Whole was the Officers elected at the thirty-third session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), held in Brasilia from 30 May to 1 June 2010. The Presiding Officers elected on that occasion were Brazil, as Chair, Cuba and Grenada, as Vice-Chairs, and Mexico, as Rapporteur.

Programme

PROVISIONAL AGENDA
1. Adoption of the agenda.
2. Economic and social overview of Latin America and the Caribbean and outlook for 2012.
3. Report on the activities of the subsidiary bodies of ECLAC 2010 – 2012.
4. Activities conducted by ECLAC in support of intergovernmental agencies and organizations concerned with integration in the region.
5. Thirty-fourth session of the Commission (San Salvador, 27-31 August 2012).
6. Proposed strategic framework for the period 2014-2015.
7. Other issues

Preliminary programme (PDF 465 KB.)
Annotated provisional agenda  (LC/L.3460(PLEN.26/2)) (PDF 499 Kb.)
Report on the twenty-sixth session of the Committe of the Whole (PDF 580 Kb.)
Intergovernmental meetings of the Commission scheduled for 2012 (PDF 477 Kb.)
Proposed strategic framework for the period 2014-2015. Part two: biennial programme plan (PDF 2,7 MB.)

Practical information

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS 
Report of the Forty-Fourth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean  (LC/G.2473 )(PDF 521 Kb.)
Report of the Eleventh Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (PDF 784 Kb.)
Report of the Forty-Fifth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (PDF 486 Kb.)
Report of the Third Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean (PDF 774 Kb.)
Report of the Executive Committee of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean at Its Tenth Meeting (PDF 548 Kb.)
Report of the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Meeting Preparatory to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (PDF 709 Kb.)
Report of the Fifteenth Meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee(PDF 130 Kb.)
Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (PDF 663 Kb.)
Report of the Forty-Sixth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (PDF 571 Kb.)

INTERVENTION OF THE DELEGATIONS
Remarks by Ambassador Octavio Errázuriz, permanent representative of Chile to the United Nations on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (PDF 275 Kb.)
Statement by H.E. George Talbot Ambassador / permanent representative of the Republic of Guyana to the United Nations on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) (PDF 219 Kb.)
República Bolivariana de Venezuela, misión permanente ante las Naciones Unidas: Intervención del Embajador Jorge Valero, Viceministro del Poder Popular para las Relaciones Exteriores para América del Norte y representante permanente ante la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (PDF 208 Kb.)

PRESENTATIONS
Activities of ECLAC and its Subsidiary Bodies and Activities Conducted in Support of Intergovernmental Agencies and Organizations Concerned with Integration in the Region (Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC Executive Secretary) (PDF 2.7 Mb.).
Organismos y organizaciones intergubernamentales de integración en la región (Luis Fidel Yáñez, Officer-in-Charge, Secretary of the Commission) (PDF 92 Kb.)
Órganos subsidiarios (Luis Fidel Yáñez, Officer-in-Charge, Secretary of the Commission) (PDF 85 Kb.)