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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”.
26 April 2017 | Infographic
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), adopted in 2015, embody the consensus of governments and different stakeholders to work collaboratively towards a transformative vision of economic, social and environmental sustainability, by correcting asymmetries and building an open and stable international system. Complying with the Agenda will need to find a balance between employment and equality policies in each country with the restrictions imposed to national decisions by an open world system.
29 November 2016 | Infographic
Violence against women is a form of discrimination, directed against a woman because she is a woman or that affects women disproportionally. This violence seriously inhibits women's ability to enjoy their human rights and freedoms on a bsis of equality with men.
11 October 2016 | Infographic
Gender equality starts right from early childhood, meaning urgent action must be taken to eradicate all forms of discrimination that affect girl children and adolescents in the region.
13 June 2016 | Infographic
ECLAC updates every year its ranking of container port throughput, which shows the cargo volume in containers in 120 ports of the region, based on data obtained directly from port authorities and terminal operators. In 2015 this activity grew 1.7%, with a total volume of approximately 48 million TEU. This infographic displays the first 20 ports of the ranking.
27 May 2016 | Infographic
Forum of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development.
23 May 2016 | Infographic
During its 36th session, ECLAC aims to spur progressive structural change in Latin America and the Caribbean based on the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Goals.
11 May 2016 | Infographic
The thirty-sixth session of the United Nations regional organization will be held in Mexico on May 23-27.
7 March 2016 | Infographic
The unpaid care work performed primarily by women, underpins all societies, contributing to well-being, social development and economic growth. Care work involves a variety of domestic tasks, such as the preparation of food, cleaning, washing and ironing of clothes, the collection of water and fuel for cooking, as well as, the care of mostly dependant family members, including children, older persons and persons with disabilities. The time-use survey is the only available tool for measuring unpaid care work and is also a more cost effective method of collecting timely and accurate data on the gender division of labour within households and the interdependence of the paid and unpaid work undertaken by women and men.
5 January 2016 | Infographic
The triennium 2013-2015 is the worst in terms of the region's export performance in eight decades.
22 December 2015 | Infographic
Fiscal policy can be a powerful instrument for income redistribution, which is key to inclusive development, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). We present here which countries in the region have made tax reforms and in what areas, in 2014 and the first half of 2015.
18 November 2015 | Infographic
Principle 10 seeks to ensure that every person has access to information, can participate in the decision-making process and has access to justice in environmental matters with the aim of safeguarding the right to a healthy and sustainable environment for present and future generations.
16 November 2015 | Infographic
Femicide is the most dramatic expression of violence against women. According to official data from the region’s countries compiled by the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean of ECLAC, 1903 women were murdered because of their gender in fifteen Latin American countries and three Caribbean nations in 2014.
11 November 2015 | Infographic
Violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean must be addressed comprehensively by States, taking into account factors of economic, social and cultural inequality that operate in society and in the power relations between men and women.
5 October 2015 | Infographic
Between 2000 and 2010 in Latin America and the Caribbean, emigration to countries outside the region declined while intraregional flows increased. In 2010, about 28.5 million Latin American and Caribbean persons resided outside their countries of birth. ECLAC insists on its call to respect these people’s human rights and integrate them into development strategies.
9 September 2015 | Infographic
This infographic is part of a series produced by ECLAC to assess the degree of compliance with the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) in Latin America and the Caribbean.
9 September 2015 | Infographic
This infographic is part of a series produced by ECLAC to assess the degree of compliance with the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) in Latin America and the Caribbean.
9 September 2015 | Infographic
This infographic is part of a series produced by ECLAC to assess the degree of compliance with the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) in Latin America and the Caribbean.