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ECLAC Will Launch Special Report COVID-19 on the Economic Autonomy of Women in the Post-Pandemic Recovery

3 February 2021|Announcement

The regional organization's Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will present the document during a virtual press conference next Wednesday, February 10.

On Wednesday, February 10 at 11:00 a.m. in Chile (GMT-3), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will launch Special Report COVID-19 No. 9, entitled The economic autonomy of women in a sustainable recovery with equality, which addresses the effects of the pandemic on women's jobs and income and proposes actions for gender equality in the recovery.

The document, the ninth in a series that ECLAC is producing on the evolution and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean, will be presented at a press conference by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations regional organization.

The presentation will be broadcast live via Zoom at the following link:

Members of the press who wish to participate must register first. You will receive an automatic email with instructions on how to connect.

The launch will also be transmitted online at our website, at and our institutional accounts at Twitter ( and Facebook ( Accredited journalists will be able to send their questions in writing via the Zoom platform’s chat while the event is taking place. They can also send their queries to the email address Questions will only be received until 11:30 a.m. (Chile) on Wednesday, February 10.

The report examines the effects of COVID-19 on economic sectors in which women participate heavily, as well as the obstacles women face to gain access to the digital economy, a key issue for achieving autonomy in a context of accelerating digitalization due to the pandemic. It will also analyze the fiscal challenges of a recovery with gender equality.

The electronic version of the new ECLAC document, along with a press release and presentation by Executive Secretary Alica Bárcena, will be available on the ECLAC website and at the COVID-19 Observatory in Latin America and the Caribbean after the press conference.

What: Launch of ECLAC Special Report COVID-19 No. 9: The economic autonomy of women in a sustainable recovery with equality.


  • Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC Executive Secretary, presents.

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 11:00 a.m. (Chile, GMT – 3).

Where: Virtual connection via the Zoom platform (pending registration).

More information:

For queries, contact ECLAC’s Public Information Unit.

Email:; Telephone: (56) 22210 2040.

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