Subsidiary bodies and the Committee of the Whole
These are permanent intergovernmental bodies of ECLAC that examine various public policy issues in the region, facilitate cooperation and peer learning based on the sharing of experiences, adopt regional stances in their respective areas of competence and devise mandates to the secretariat of the Commission.
Body of ECLAC that provides the governments of the member countries with an opportunity to meet between the sessions of the Commission.
The mandate of this subsidiary body derives from General Assembly resolution 58/220 on economic and technical cooperation among developing countries, which urges countries to intensify South-South cooperation and led to the creation of the Committee on Cooperation among Developing Countries and Regions. Subsequently, pursuant to ECLAC resolution 611(XXX), that Committee changed its name to the Committee on South-South Cooperation. One of the Committee’s main objectives is to strengthen international cooperation for development, including South-South, North-South, triangular and multilateral cooperation.
The Committee was established in 1975, pursuant to ECLAC resolution 358(XVI), to promote and strengthen economic and social cooperation and integration among the countries of the Caribbean and to promote cooperation between them and the countries and integration processes of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Established in 2000 pursuant to ECLAC resolution 580(XXVIII) and Economic and Social Council resolution 2000/7, the Conference contributes to the progress of policies on statistics and statistical activities in the countries of the region and promotes international, regional and bilateral cooperation among national statistical offices and international and regional agencies.
In 2012, pursuant to ECLAC resolution 670(XXXIV), the ECLAC Ad Hoc Committee on Population and Development was renamed the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. It focuses on monitoring and reviewing issues relating to population and development, international migration, indigenous peoples and Afrodescendent populations, and ageing.
Established in 2012 pursuant to ECLAC resolution 672(XXXIV) and Economic and Social Council resolution 2012/35, the Conference’s objectives include promoting the development and improvement of national policies on science, technology and innovation and those related to the progress of the information and knowledge society.
The first Regional Conference on the Integration of Women into the Economic and Social Development of Latin America and the Caribbean was held in Havana in 1977. Since then, the Conference has met periodically at intervals of no more than three years, to review the regional and subregional situation with regard to women’s autonomy and rights, to put forward recommendations on public policies on gender equality, to undertake periodic assessments of the activities carried out in fulfilment of regional and international agreements and to serve as a forum for discussion on gender equality. It brings together high-level authorities with responsibility for issues relating to the situation of women and for policies to ensure gender equity in the countries of the region.
Established in 2014 pursuant to ECLAC resolution 682(XXXV) and Economic and Social Council resolution 2014/32, the Conference’s objectives include promoting the development of national policies on social development and international, regional and bilateral cooperation in the field of social development, in order to examine multidimensional poverty and make progress on poverty measurement, inequality and structural gaps.
Established in 1975 as a Technical Committee pursuant to ECLAC resolution 340(AC.66), adopted at the eighth extraordinary session of the Committee of the Whole of ECLAC, the Council acts as the senior guiding body for the activities of the Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES) and serves as an advisory body with respect to the implementation of the work programmes of ILPES and the evaluation of their results.