The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will hold on October 24-26 its thirty-ninth session, the most important biennial gathering of this United Nations regional organization, where ECLAC will present its proposal for reactivation with transformation of the development model in the region.
The event will be inaugurated on Monday, October 24 at 9 a.m. local time in Argentina (GMT-3) with the participation of Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina, the country that will take over as Chair of ECLAC; Santiago Cafiero, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of Argentina; Arnoldo André Tinoco, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica, in his capacity as the organization’s outgoing Chair; José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary of ECLAC; Mercedes Marcó del Pont, Secretary for Strategic Affairs of Argentina; Claudia Mojica, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations system in Argentina; and António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, who will deliver a message by video.
During the meeting – in which representatives from ECLAC’s 46 Member States and 14 associate members will participate, along with researchers, academics, representatives of civil society and international officials – the Commission will unveil its position document entitled Towards transformation of the development model in Latin America and the Caribbean: production, inclusion and sustainability, which will be presented by ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs.
In addition, a dialogue will take place between foreign ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean as well as other high-level authorities from the region and prominent political figures from outside the region, to reflect on the regional context, the economic recovery and international cooperation in the face of a new multilateralism.
On the website created for this occasion, you can find general information on the event, a detailed programme, reference documents, instructions for accessing interpretation in Spanish, English and French, as well as news, a press kit and links to ECLAC’s social media, among other resources.
All the session’s panels will be transmitted live via the following platforms:
- ECLAC’s website www.cepal.org
- Website https://live.cepal.org/
- Official account on Twitter https://twitter.com/cepal_onu
- Official account on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cepal.onu
Any media outlet or organization is free to replicate this transmission on their own Internet portals.
We will be tweeting in Spanish and English from both of our institutional accounts, @cepal_onu and @eclac_un, using the hashtags:
#PSEScepal2022 - #SESeclac2022
#ReactivaciónConTransformación - #ReactivationWithTransformation
We will share all the meeting’s news via our Facebook pages (https://www.facebook.com/cepal.onu/ and https://www.facebook.com/eclac), along with the main messages delivered by ECLAC’s highest authority, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs.