17 September 2021 | Press Release
The Commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, officially submitted the proposal addressing the structural causes of migration to high-level authorities from these countries.
26 August 2021 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, participated today in a high-level forum organized by FILAC, where she stressed the urgency of reaffirming the centrality of indigenous peoples’ rights and of making the “Good Living” paradigm a reality.
8 July 2021 | Press Release
In a new report, ECLAC raised its regional growth estimate for this year to 5.2% based on an economic rebound but that does not ensure sustained expansion. It warns that the social impacts of the crisis are worsening and will continue during the recovery.
10 June 2021 | Press Release
The regional commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated today in a solidarity event for forcibly displaced persons and the communities that host them, organized by the governments of Spain, Guatemala and Costa Rica, with the support of UNHCR and the OAS.
29 April 2021 | Press Release
A special issue of the CEPAL Review on COVID-19’s economic and social effects in the region was presented during a webinar led by Alicia Bárcena, the organization’s Executive Secretary.
26 April 2021 | Press Release
The Regional review meeting on the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was inaugurated today.
9 de April de 2021 | Press Release
La Secretaria Ejecutiva de la CEPAL participó en el plenario del Consejo Económico y Social de Argentina, que fue inaugurado por el Presidente Alberto Fernández.
24 March 2021 | Press Release
The latest version of this flagship publication by the United Nations regional commission presents a selection of indicators and statistics on the social, economic and environmental situation of the region’s countries.
16 March 2021 | Press Release
The fourth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development was inaugurated today by high-level authorities who called urgently for reinvigorating the regional response to the pandemic.
10 February 2021 | Press Release
In a new special report, ECLAC stresses that it is essential to advance toward policies that contribute to a sustainable recovery with gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.
13 January 2021 | Press Release
Government authorities and international officials participated in the Fourth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of ECLAC’s Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, in the framework of the XII Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized jointly with UNDP.
4 August 2020 | Press Release
Representatives of ECLAC’s member countries met today at the thirty-fifth session of the Commission’s Committee of the Whole, in which Costa Rica assumed the regional organization’s Presidency Pro Tempore for the next two years.
23 July 2020 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the UN regional commission, participated today in a conference organized by CELAC and FAO’s regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean.
22 July 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary highlighted the positive effects of equality for a better recovery in the wake of the pandemic, during a high-level event organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
15 July 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC updated its growth projections for Latin American and Caribbean countries today. It underscores that both the external and domestic shocks have been stronger than what was foreseen last April, which led to a downward revision of the figures.
13 July 2020 | Press Release
In the framework of the OECD-LAC Virtual Social Inclusion Ministerial Summit, Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, called for promoting universal, redistributive and solidarity-based social policies to confront the crisis.
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.
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.
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.