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Presentation of the book "Non-contributory pension systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards solidarity with sustainability"

25 June 2024|Event

Attend the launch of ECLAC's new publication on non-contributory pension systems in the region.

The book "Non-contributory pension systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards solidarity with sustainability", prepared within the framework of the ECLAC-BMZ/GIZ Project "Transformative Reactivation: Overcoming the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean", will be launched during the IV Regional Seminar on Social Development.

This event will present an overview of the regional situation of these systems, as well as their challenges in the various dimensions of their sustainability within the framework of the debates on the strengthening of pension systems in the region. A high-level panel will be held on the role of non-contributory pension systems in the objectives of eradicating poverty in old age and reducing inequalities in the region.

 

Agenda

Moderator: Claudia Robles, ECLAC

Presentation "Non-contributory pension systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards solidarity with sustainability", Alberto Arenas de Mesa, Director of Social Development Division, ECLAC(10 minutes)

Comments (40 minutes):

  • José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary, ECLAC
  • Jeannette Jara, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Chile
  • José Carlos Cardona, Secretary of State in the Office of the Secretary of Social Development (SEDESOL), Honduras
  • Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics, London School of Economics

Questions and comments (10 minutes)

Practical information

Celso Furtado Room, ECLAC

Hybrid meeting