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Thirty-second session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

9 June 2008|Event

The thirty-second session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from 9 to 13 June 2008. By resolution 631(XXXI), adopted at the thirty-first session of ECLAC (Montevideo, Uruguay, 20-24 March 2006), member States agreed that Santo Domingo would be the host city of the meeting. The session is the most important event of each biennium for ECLAC. It provides a forum for the consideration of issues of importance for the development of the countries of the region and an opportunity to review the activities of the Commission.

1. Election of officers
2. Adoption of the agenda and organization of the work of the thirty-second session
3. Presentation and analysis of the document entitled Structural Change and Productivity Growth - 20 Years Later. Old problems, new opportunities
4. Report on the activities carried out by the Commission since the thirty-first session
5. Draft programme of work of the ECLAC system, 2010-2011
6. Proposed calendar of conferences of ECLAC for the period 2008-2010
7. Regional Consultation Preparatory to the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus
8. ECLAC sessional Ad Hoc Committee on Population and Development
9. Committee on South-South Cooperation
10. Consideration of the request of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for admission of the Cayman Islands as an associate member of ECLAC
11. Other matters
12. Consideration and adoption of the resolutions of the Commission at its thirty-second session 

Provisional Agenda. Thirty-second session.
Annotated provisional agenda and organization of the Thirty-second session


Practical information

Hilton Santo Domingo 

Address: Av. George Washington # 500 
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 
Telephone: (1 809) 685 0000 
Fax: (1 809) 685 0202 

The session will be attended by approximately 200 Government delegates and 100 other persons (including representatives of United Nations specialized agencies, programmes and funds, representatives of non-governmental organizations, and special guests).