The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) will release a new, joint Policy Brief entitled Towards sustainable food and nutrition security in Latin America and the Caribbean in response to the global food crisis next Tuesday, December 6.
The document will be presented at a hybrid press conference (in-person and virtual) given from ECLAC’s central headquarters in Santiago, Chile at 11 a.m. local time (UTC/GMT-3) by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, the United Nations regional commission’s Executive Secretary; Lola Castro, WFP’s Director for Latin America and the Caribbean; and Mario Lubetkin, FAO’s Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The report analyzes the international context and how the successive crises, along with the war in Ukraine, are affecting Latin America and the Caribbean’s access to food and to key inputs for regional agriculture, which endangers the food security of the region’s inhabitants, especially of the most vulnerable population.
Members of the media are invited to participate in the press conference, which will take place at ECLAC’s building (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile, Sala Celso Furtado). Journalists must have their media credentials or their IDs with them to gain access to the building and must get accredited in advance by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The press conference will also be transmitted live via Zoom (https://cepal-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BmXYamMsRyq4gPnbqYHwdw ) and via the institution’s website and https://live.cepal.org/seguridadalimentaria, its social media accounts on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cepal_onu) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cepal.onu).
Journalists will be able to submit their questions ahead of time to the email address email@example.com, and the senior officials from ECLAC, FAO and WFP will respond to them once they have finished presenting the document. Questions will only be taken until 11:30 a.m. local time.
The full electronic version of the report, along with a press release and a PDF of the presentation, will be available on ECLAC’s website on Tuesday, December 6, as soon as the press conference has concluded.
What: Launch of joint ECLAC-FAO-WFP Policy Brief: Towards sustainable food and nutrition security in Latin America and the Caribbean in response to the global food crisis.
Presenters at the press conference:
- José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary.
- Lola Castro, WFP’s Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Mario Lubetkin, FAO’s Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean.
When: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 11 a.m. local time in Chile (GMT-3).
Where: ECLAC’s headquarters (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile, Sala Celso Furtado) and virtual connection via the Zoom platform (https://cepal-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BmXYamMsRyq4gPnbqYHwdw), ECLAC’s website and https://live.cepal.org/seguridadalimentaria.
For queries and to arrange interviews, contact ECLAC’s Public Information Unit. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Telephone: (56) 22210 2040.