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20 July 2017 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena encouraged Caribbean countries to present their Voluntary National Reviews on the Sustainable Development Goals in future sessions of the High-Level Political Forum, which is held each year in New York.
18 July 2017 | News
More than one third or 36 per cent of the total energy consumed in the Caribbean is used for transportation, and Governments are considering alternatives to improve energy efficiency (EE) in their national fleets.
12 July 2017 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the organization, presented the outlook for the subregion during an event held in New York in the framework of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum.
5 July 2017 | News
ECLAC Caribbean sets out to build the capacity of public officials in Argentina to conduct disaster assessments, determine their own recovery and reconstruction path in the aftermath of disasters, and incorporate measures to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience.
31 May 2017 | News
ECLAC Caribbean will be convening a preparatory meeting to assess the progress that has been made in the subregion in the implementation of both the San Jose Charter on the Rights of Older Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Madrid
29 May 2017 | Press Release
Keith Rowley met with the Commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, agreeing to increase bilateral cooperation.
19 May 2017 | Speech
Keynote Address by Antonio Prado, Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC, at the 18th CDCC Monitoring Committee.
19 May 2017 | Speech
Welcome Remarks by Antonio Prado, Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
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 | News
ECLAC workshop provides a platform for Member States to discuss practical steps towards establishing national institutional frameworks for SDG implementation in the Caribbean.
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”.
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.
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.
26 April 2017 | News
On 27-28 April 2017, a Digital Financial Services (DFS) Workshop will be convened in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to update policy makers in the Caribbean about the latest trends in financial technology.
17 April 2017 | Fact sheet
Resumen del artículo publicado en Revista CEPAL N° 121, abril de 2017. Autor: Omar D. Bello.
12 April 2017 | News
There are more than a million people in the Caribbean living with some form of disability and an estimated 250,000 who experience significant disabilities.
30 March 2017 | News
ECLAC has just released its latest policy brief, which examines the adjustments that the Caribbean subregion needs to make in order to attain medium-term development.
13 March 2017 | News
ECLAC brings together representatives of national disaster agencies to build capacity in disaster planning and assessment.