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ECLAC Will Launch in New York Its Latest Report on Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

17 September 2014|Announcement

Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will present this document on 22 September at a press briefing, where she will also explain the latest contributions of the regional organization to the debate on climate change.


Photo of Latin American indigenous peoples
Photo: Susana Madera/EFE

What: Launch of the lastest ECLAC report on indigenous peoples in Latin America.

Who: ECLAC Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena.

When: 22 September at 10 am local time in New York.

Where: Press briefing room (S-237) at the United Nations headquarters.


The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will launch on Monday 22 September in New York its latest report on the state of the region´s indigenous peoples. This document will be presented by the Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, at a press briefing at the United Nations headquarters.

The document, entitled Guaranteeing indigenous people's rights in Latin America: progress in the past decade and remaining challenges, is a contribution to the debates on the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, that will take place September 22-23 in New York.

The study contains updated figures on demographics and access to health care and education, among other indicators. In addition, it analyzes progress and remaining challenges related to political participation and recognition of the collective rights of these peoples.

At this briefing, the UN senior official will also explain the latest contributions of ECLAC to the global debate on the climate change.

You can watch live the press briefing at UN News Center.