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ECLAC Will Present its Annual Report on Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

The main conclusions of the study, which addresses the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, will be released this Thursday, August 5 during a virtual press conference held by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations regional organization.

2 August 2021|Announcement

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will launch this Thursday, August 5, at 11:00 a.m. local time in Chile (UTC/GMT-4) the document Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2021, which examines the global and regional evolution of FDI and offers recommendations so these flows can contribute to the region’s productive development processes.

The report’s main conclusions will be unveiled by Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, at a virtual press conference held from Santiago, Chile.

The first chapter of the publication analyzes, among other things, the trends observed in the context of the international crisis prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, detailing the amount of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) received by each country in 2020 and providing a regional projection for 2021.

The second chapter offers a historic and current overview of China’s investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, placing these investments in the context of the Asian country’s development strategy, while the third chapter explores investment strategies in the digital age, both on a global level as well as in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Journalists interested in participating in the press conference should register in advance at the following link to be able to follow the live transmission via the Zoom platform:

https://cepal-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G3bT9XZuQoKSuzyHyMcJcA

Once they have registered, journalists will receive an automated email with instructions for joining the event as of 11:00 a.m. local time. Accredited journalists will be able to send their questions in writing via the Zoom platform’s chat while the event is taking place. They will also be able to submit their questions ahead of time to the email address conferenciaprensa@cepal.org, and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary will respond to them once she has finished presenting the document. Questions will only be taken until 11:30 a.m. local time.

The press conference will also be transmitted live online via the institution’s website www.cepal.org, at https://live.cepal.org/ and via its social media accounts on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cepal_onu) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cepal.onu).

The full electronic version of this new annual report by ECLAC, along with a press release and the presentation by Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena, will be available on ECLAC’s website and on the webpage of the COVID-19 Observatory in Latin America and the Caribbean as soon as the press conference has concluded.

What: Launch of ECLAC’s flagship annual report, Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2021.

Who: Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.

When: Thursday, August 5, 2021, 11:00 a.m. local time in Chile (UTC/GMT-04:00).

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

https://cepal-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G3bT9XZuQoKSuzyHyMcJcA

 

Also via ECLAC’s website, at https://live.cepal.org/ and via its institutional accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

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