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Subsidiary bodies

Permanent bodies of ECLAC that provide the member States with forums in which to adopt regional stances and devise mandates for the secretariat of the Commission.

 

Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) 

The Committee was established in 1975 in accordance with ECLAC resolution 358(XVI), with the fundamental goals of promoting the economic and social development of its member countries and cooperation among and between the member countries and with the integration and cooperation groupings in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

Committee on South-South Cooperation

The mandate of this subsidiary body is enshrined in General Assembly resolution 58/220 on economic and technical cooperation among developing countries, which urged developing countries and their partners to intensify South-South cooperation and led to the creation of the Committee on Cooperation among Developing Countries and Regions. Subsequently, by virtue of ECLAC resolution 611(XXX), that Committee changed its name to Committee on South-South Cooperation. One of its main objectives is to strengthen international cooperation for development, including South-South, North-South and multilateral cooperation.

 

Conference on Science, Innovation and Information and Communications Technologies

Established in accordance with ECLAC resolution 672(XXXIV), the Conference’s objectives are to promote the development and improvement of national policies on science, technology and innovation and those related to the progress of the information and knowledge society.

 

Committee of the Whole of ECLAC

The meeting of the Committee of the Whole of ECLAC provides an opportunity for the Governments of the member States of ECLAC to discuss important matters between the sessions of the Commission.

 

Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

This Conference has ultimate responsibility for the follow-up and review of issues relating to population and development, international migration, indigenous peoples and Afro-descendent populations and ageing.

 

Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

The objectives of the Conference, which was established by virtue of ECLAC resolution 682(XXXV), are to promote the development of national policies on social development and to further international, regional and bilateral cooperation among national offices and institutions and international and regional agencies, with a view to examining multidimensional poverty and making progress on poverty measurement, inequality and structural gaps.

 

Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

The sessions of this Conference convene high-level authorities with responsibility for issues relating to the situation of women and for policies on gender equity in the countries of the region. It is the foremost intergovernmental forum in the region for the analysis of public policies from a gender perspective. 

 

Regional Council for Planning

Established in 1975 as a Technical Committee by virtue of resolution 340 adopted at the eighth extraordinary session of the Committee of the Whole of ECLAC, the Council acts as the senior guiding body for the Institute’s activities and serves as an advisory body with respect to the implementation of the work programmes of ILPES and the evaluation of their results. 

 

Statistical Conference of the Americas

Established by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations by virtue of resolution 2000/7 to contribute to the progress of policies on statistics and statistical activities in the countries of the region and to promote international, regional and bilateral cooperation among national offices and international and regional agencies.