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Latin American and European Union Ministers Will Take Part in Roundtable at ECLAC

24 January 2013|News

On Friday 25 January 2013, Ministers from several Latin American and Caribbean and European Union countries will take part in the High-level roundtable on equality and development: Cooperation and public policies to narrow structural gaps, which will be held at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.

The meeting, which is scheduled for 9:00 a.m., was organized as part of the First Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the European Union (CELAC-EU), which will be held this weekend in the Chilean capital.

Participants in the roundtable include Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLACHeikki Holmås, Minister of International Development of Norway, Hugo Martínez, Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Diego Cánepa, Deputy Secretary of the Office of the President of Uruguay, Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs and Health of France, and Juan Somavía, former Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The media are invited to attend the seminar.

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