The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will present on Thursday, July 30, a joint report entitled Health and the Economy: A Convergence Needed to Address COVID-19 and Retake the Path of Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, in which they will address the need to take health-related measures to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and thereby resume the reactivation of the economy in countries in the Americas region.
The presentation will be held via a simultaneous virtual press conference at 11:30 a.m. local time in Washington, DC and Santiago, Chile (UTC/GMT -4:00), led by Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, and Carissa Etienne, the Director of PAHO.
It will be transmitted live via Zoom at the following link:
Journalists interested in participating must register ahead of time. They will receive an email with instructions on how to join.
Members of the media are invited to participate in the virtual press conference. Journalists should join the event on Thursday, July 30 starting at 11:30 a.m. local time in Washington, DC and Santiago, Chile (UTC/GMT -4:00) via the Zoom platform (prior registration is required and it is suggested that journalists connect to the event at least five minutes beforehand). The accredited journalists will be able to send their questions in writing ahead of time to the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary and the Director of PAHO will respond to these questions once they have finished presenting the document. Questions will only be taken until 12:00 p.m. local time.
The general public will also be able to watch the presentation live via http://live.cepal.org, or via ECLAC’s website: www.cepal.org. The session will also be transmitted on both organizations’ social media accounts:
- ECLAC on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cepal.onu) and Twitter (@cepal_onu)
- PAHO on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PAHOWHO) and Twitter (@opsoms and @pahowho)
The full electronic version of the new joint ECLAC-PAHO document, along with a press release, will be available on the websites of ECLAC and PAHO, as well as on the webpage of the COVID-19 Observatory in Latin America and the Caribbean, as soon as the press conference concludes on Thursday, July 30.
What: Launch of the joint ECLAC-PAHO report Health and the Economy: A Convergence Needed to Address COVID-19 and Retake the Path of Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
- Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of PAHO.
When: Thursday, July 30, 2020, 11:30 a.m. local time in Washington, DC and Santiago, Chile (GMT -04:00).
Where: Virtual connection via the Zoom platform (prior registration is required for journalists).
For queries and to arrange interviews, contact:
- ECLAC’s Public Information Unit in Santiago, Chile. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Telephone: (+56 2) 2210 2040.
- PAHO Public Affairs in Washington, DC. Email: email@example.com; Telephone: (+1) 202-974-3449.