10 July 2020 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary called on countries to promote an Environmental Big Push in the wake of COVID-19, where the economy, employment and sustainability go together, during an event organized by the OECD.
10 July 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a side event at the United Nations High-level Political Forum on COVID-19’s socioeconomic impacts in the region and policy responses for building back better.
9 July 2020 | Statement
Message by the United Nations' Secretary-General, António Guterres, for the launch of policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on Latin America and the Caribbean.
8 July 2020 | Press Release
In a special session of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Small Island Developing States, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, called for urgently providing concessional funds to address these countries’ vulnerabilities, regardless of their per capita income.
7 July 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated in an event entitled “Sharing Economic Benefits: Social Protection as a tool for Building Back Better after COVID-19,” held on the sidelines of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2020.
6 July 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC launched its annual report, Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020, in which it analyzes the region’s countries’ fiscal response to the human and economic crisis prompted by the coronavirus disease.
3 July 2020 | Speech
Statement by Ms. Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
2 July 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC released a new Special Report COVID-19, in which it offers proposals for confronting the effects of the crisis on businesses and production sectors. The organization estimates that 2.7 million companies will close, most of them microenterprises, which would entail the loss of 8.5 million jobs.
1 July 2020 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, participated today in the LVI Ordinary Meeting of MERCOSUR’s Common Market Council.
1 July 2020 | Announcement
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will present the document at a virtual press conference tomorrow, Thursday, July 2, from the institution’s central headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
30 June 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated today in a high-level virtual meeting on “Trends, Options and Strategies in Poverty Eradication Across the World,” an event that marked the inauguration of the United Nations’ Alliance for Poverty Eradication.
29 June 2020 | Press Release
In a joint virtual seminar with the Federal Senate of Brazil, the commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, emphasized that a new development model will be needed after the COVID-19 pandemic.
25 June 2020 | News
Also known as the SDG Gateway, this online portal is the result of a joint effort by United Nations agencies, funds and programs in the region.
25 June 2020 | News
In May 2020, this web tool created to support the region’s countries was among the 10 most viewed pages on ECLAC’s website, with more than 40,000 visits.
22 June 2020 | News
A document edited by the organization’s Subregional Headquarters in Mexico indicates that intellectual property rules have increased the cost of access to some medicines and can jeopardize full enjoyment of the right to health, which is an especially relevant issue at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
18 June 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, presented a new book today that exhaustively reviews the effects of climate change in the region and the policies addressing it.
16 June 2020 | Press Release
New joint report proposes ten measures to prevent the current health crisis from becoming a food crisis.
12 June 2020 | News
UN Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented today the document Remunerated Domestic Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean and the COVID-19 crisis, which provides an overview of the situation of particular vulnerability faced by domestic workers in Latin America and the Caribbean.
12 June 2020 | Announcement
A new joint report will be launched virtually on Tuesday, June 16 at a simultaneous press conference by ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, and FAO’s Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, Julio Berdegué.
12 June 2020 | Press Release
In a discussion organized by the Mexican Senate, Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena warned that women are the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and advocated for a feminist social compact with equality and sustainability.