Representatives of government, the private sector, the technical community and civil society will participate on November 16-18, 2022 in the Eighth Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean, which will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The Conference, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Government of Uruguay, through the Agency for the Development of Electronic Government and the Information and Knowledge Society (Agesic), aims to define a set of policy priorities at the regional level to drive digital transformation with a vision of sustainable development, in the framework of the Digital Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean (eLAC 2024).
The inauguration will take place on Wednesday, November 16 at 10 a.m. local time in Uruguay (GMT-3) and will feature the participation of the Presidency of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay; José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary of ECLAC; Pablo Ruíz Hiebra, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uruguay; and Hebert Paguas, Executive Director of Agesic.
After the opening session, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, will present a position document entitled A digital path for the sustainable development of Latin America and the Caribbean.
On the website created for this occasion, you can find general information on the event, a detailed programme, reference documents, the media accreditation form, as well as news and other resources.
All the gathering’s panels will be transmitted live via the following platforms:
Any media outlet or organization is free to replicate the transmission on their own Internet portals.
We will be tweeting in Spanish and English via these accounts (@cepal_onu and @eclac_un) using the following hashtags:
We will share all the news on the gathering via the following Facebook pages:
The entire conference will remain available on our YouTube channels for later consultation. Subscribe at https://www.youtube.com/user/CEPALONU and https://www.youtube.com/user/ECLACUN.
Photographs of the event will be published on ECLAC’s institutional accounts on Flickr, with the corresponding photo credits: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cepal/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/eclac.
For queries and interview requests:
ECLAC’s Public Information Unit
Institutional Communications Division of Agesic