From May 7 to 11, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will hold in Havana, Cuba its thirty-seventh session, the United Nations regional commission’s most important biennial meeting, whose mandate is to promote the economic, social and environmenal development of the region.
The event will bring together representatives of ECLAC’s 46 member countries and 13 associate members and will be attended by more than 25 ministers, deputy ministers and other senior authorities from more than 20 countries’ departments of Foreign Affairs, Energy, Mining, Public Works, the Environment, Trade, Social Development, Women’s Affairs, Education, Economy, Finance, Production, Information Technologies, Health and Planning, among others.
The web site created for the occasion, https://periododesesiones.cepal.org/37/en , provides general event information, accreditation forms, the program schedule, reference documents, press releases and news, as well as links to ECLAC’s social media. The site also lists the multiple actors participating, in addition to other information sources.
All panels will be broadcast live. The direct link will be up shortly on the Session’s web site. Any communications media or organization is free to reproduce the broadcast on their own internet portals.
We will be tweeting in English and Spanish from both of our institutional accounts, @cepal_onu and @eclac_un, with hashtags #igualdadALC and #equalityLAC. We’ll also use #CEPAL and #ECLAC, #Agenda2030 and #2030Agenda, #ODS and #SDGs and #desarrollosostenible and #sustainabledevelopment.
Facebook and Google+
On Google+, go to https://plus.google.com/u/0/+cepal/posts and https://plus.google.com/108419203651970355698/posts.
We will upload a variety videos to our YouTube channels related to the meeting, which we will be updating over the course of the event. You can subscribe to our channels at https://www.youtube.com/user/CEPALONU and https://www.youtube.com/user/ECLACUN.
All photographs of the event will be published on our institution’s Flickr accounts: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cepal/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/eclac. Corresponding credits will be published for each image.
Please remind that foreign journalists who want to travel to Cuba to cover this event must comply with the immigration requirements for entry into the country. More information is available at this link.
For queries, contact:
ECLAC’s Public Information Unit in Santiago, Chile.
Email: email@example.com; Telephone: (56) 22210 2040.