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ECLAC Will Present its Social Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2023 Report

16 November 2023|Announcement

José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, the United Nations regional organization’s Executive Secretary, will give a press conference on Thursday, November 23 from Santiago, Chile.

Next Thursday, November 23, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will unveil its flagship annual report Social Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2023: Labour inclusion as a key axis of inclusive social development, which includes the latest data available on poverty, inequality and social spending in the region. The main topic addressed this year is labor inclusion.

The document – comprising four chapters – will be presented by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, during a hybrid press conference (in-person and virtual) held at 11 a.m. local time in Santiago, Chile (UTC/GMT-3).

Chapter I of the Social Panorama report presents, as in previous editions, the evolution of key indicators, such as per capita GDP, employment, inflation and household income distribution. The chapter also refers to poverty and extreme poverty trends and levels.

Chapter II addresses labor inclusion as a central pillar for inclusive social development in Latin America and the Caribbean, while Chapter III analyzes the challenges for women’s and migrant persons’ labor inclusion in the region.

Finally, Chapter IV examines the social institutional framework of social development policies and its links to labor inclusion and the evolution of social spending in the region.

Members of the media are invited to participate on-site in the press conference.

The launch will also be transmitted live via Zoom at the following link:

Journalists interested in participating virtually must register in advance and will receive an automated email with instructions for joining.

Journalists will be able to submit their questions ahead of time to the email address, and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary will respond to them once he has finished presenting the document. Questions will only be taken until 11:30 a.m. local time in Chile.

The full electronic version of the report, along with a press release and the Executive Secretary’s presentation, will be available on ECLAC’s website on Thursday, November 23, as soon as the press conference has concluded.

What: Launch of ECLAC’s flagship annual report Social Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2023.

Who: José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary.

When: Thursday, November 23, 2023, 11:00 a.m. local time in Chile (GMT-3).

Where: ECLAC’s headquarters (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile, Celso Furtado conference room).

Journalists must have their media credentials or their IDs with them to gain entry and must get accredited ahead of time by sending an email to

Virtual connection via various platforms: