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ECLAC to Hold Third Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Peru

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26 October 2010|Press Release

Latin American and Caribbean nations will approve a new regional plan of action to encourage the use of information and communications technologies.

(26 October 2010) Government officials and representatives of international agencies and civil society will gather from 21-23 November in Lima, Peru for the Third Ministerial Conference on the Information Society of Latin America and the Caribbean.

At this forum, ECLAC member countries will approve a new regional plan of action called eLAC2015, which conceives information and communications technologies (ICTs) as tools for achieving economic development with innovation and equality.

The conference will be inaugurated on Monday, 22 November at 9 a.m by the President of Peru, Alan García Pérez, ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena, the President of the Council of Ministers of Peru, José Antonio Chang, the Secretary General of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN), Adalid Contreras, and other government officials from the region.

The main guidelines of the new eLAC2015 proposal aim at the universalization of quality broadband access and the inclusion of ICTs in productive activities, public services, education and health in the region.

During the conference, ECLAC will present three documents that examine the following subjects:

  • A follow up on the implementation of the regional plan of action 2008-2010.
  • The dynamics of broadband penetration in the region and policy proposals to universalize its access.
  • A comprehensive public policies model for the information society in the region.

The media is welcome to participate in the conference, to take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Lima.

More information and registration online is available on the Conference website.

For inquiries, please contact ECLAC's Public Information and Web Services Section.
Email:; telephone: (56-2) 210-2040.