The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a high-level virtual meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to review progress on reform of the United Nations Development System and its response to the pandemic.
ECLAC and the ILO presented a new joint publication in which they analyze labour challenges in the wake of the pandemic. The organizations indicate that the crisis will likely cause 11.5 million more people to be unemployed in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The organization presented a new report on the social challenges of the crisis stemming from COVID-19. In a context of low growth, a significant increase in poverty, extreme poverty and inequality is foreseen in Latin America and the Caribbean.