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24 May 2017 | Announcement
The United Nations regional commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will hold a press conference on May 30 in Santiago, Chile.
19 May 2017 | News
ECLAC Caribbean convenes high-level meeting to discuss the subregion’s plans to aggressively pursue implementation of Agenda 2030 and the SDGs in this regard.
18 May 2017 | Press Release
ECLAC, the OECD Development Center and the European Commission call for renewed dialogue with middle-income countries.
18 May 2017 | News
ECLAC workshop provides a platform for Member States to discuss practical steps towards establishing national institutional frameworks for SDG implementation in the Caribbean.
17 May 2017 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the regional United Nations organization, met in Brussels with Neven Mimica, the European Union Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation and Development.
15 May 2017 | Press Release
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, indicated that Latin America and the Caribbean “cannot be left behind” during a high-level Forum held in Beijing.
15 May 2017 | News
Investments should total around 6.2% of GDP but by 2015 the amount was only 2.3%, according to the INFRALATAM database.
11 May 2017 | Press Release
New ECLAC-ILO report indicates that the increase in average regional unemployment in 2016 was the biggest annual rise in two decades. It also includes an analysis regarding the characteristics of immigrants’ insertion in the world of work.
9 May 2017 | Infographic
Many countries are in the early stages of conceptualizing a strategy for SDG implementation. Therefore, the importance of national mainstreaming of the SDGs is critical to have national ownership of the 2030 Agenda. As Governments undertake to mainstream the SDGs in their national development plans, it is important to ensure that national, subnational and subregional indicators, as well as data collection and reporting arrangements are designed and implemented in a way that will enable globally comparable and standardized statistics to be compiled by the National Statistical Systems (NSS) of Caribbean countries. For example, the crucial role of national institutional infrastructure to drive the SDGs must be emphasized. In addition, the importance of quality, timely and disaggregated data must be recognized and the capacity needed to collect, analyse and report data and statistics must be put in place.
9 May 2017 | Infographic
Most small island developing States (SIDS) are net energy importers and utilize mainly fossil energy sources to drive their economies and meet social needs. Fossil energy is used primarily for power generation and domestic transportation. In light of the global challenges that arise from climate change, many countries have initiated strategies and projects for deploying renewable energy technologies, as well as enhancing energy efficiency (EE). In 2016, the International Monitory Fund (IMF) estimated that transportation accounted for 36 per cent of the total primary energy consumed in the Caribbean subregion. This information highlights the importance of increasing energy efficiency in the transportation sector as one of several strategies to improve sustainability. To date however, efforts to transition to renewable energy (RE) and to enhance EE in domestic transportation systems remain very limited.
9 May 2017 | Infographic
A daunting challenge faced by financial institutions in the Caribbean in recent years is the growing trend being adopted by large global banks that serve as correspondent banks to local financial institutions, to severely limit or terminate their correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) with these local or regional banks (respondent banks). This practice is considered a form of “de-risking”, whereby business relationships with clients or categories of clients considered “high-risk” are restricted or terminated. So far, financial institutions in 12 Caribbean countries have had the CBRs of at least one of their local banks terminated or “de-risked”.
4 May 2017 | News
During the Forum to launch the “Panama Cooperates” plan, the regional body’s Deputy Executive Secretary, Antonio Prado, stressed the importance of multilateral cooperation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
3 May 2017 | News
A priority goal of the Cayman Islands new national energy policy is to decrease energy costs in the country, in light of the very high price of energy in the country.
2 May 2017 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena received this important distinction from Mexico’s National Institute of Public Administration for her contribution “to strengthening the country’s prestige abroad.”
1 May 2017 | News
Recent developments in the field of financial technology (FinTech) may offer potential solutions to some of the problems surrounding de-risking and the navigation of correspondent banking relationships.
28 April 2017 | Press Release
Today the first meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, organized by the Mexican government with ECLAC’s sponsorship, came to a close.
27 April 2017 | News
A special session on artificial intelligence took place at the first meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, underway in Mexico City.
27 April 2017 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated in an event entitled Commitments and Roadmap Towards a 50-50 Planet by 2030, which was held on the sidelines of the first meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development.
27 April 2017 | Press Release
On the second day of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, government representatives presented their experiences regarding voluntary national reviews to achieve the worldwide initiative’s objectives.
27 April 2017 | Op-ed
Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.