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27 May 2024 | Announcement
This intergovernmental gathering will bring together authorities from the region’s countries, representatives of regional and international organizations and members of civil society, on July 3-4 in Cartagena de Indias.
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14 May 2024 | News
High-profile Caribbean leaders and decision-makers, including the Premier of the British Virgin Islands, are set to explore how innovative laws can boost climate finance in Caribbean SIDS at the event titled “Climate Change and Environmental Legislation in Support of the Delivery of the New Programme of Action for SIDS”. The initiative is being convened by the Parliamentary Observatory on Climate Change and Just Transition (OPCC), on 29 May 2024 in Antigua and Barbuda, as a side event to the 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4).
Imagine a World Without Islands
13 May 2024 | News
The United Nations Information Centre for the Caribbean Area (UNIC Caribbean) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean subregional headquarters for the Caribbean (ECLAC Caribbean) are proud to announce the launch of the “Imagine a World Without Islands” campaign. With small island developing States (SIDS) facing a shaky and uncertain future, this initiative will lean on island voices to make the case that SIDS and their way of life are worth fighting for.
9 May 2024 | Press Release
ECLAC updated its economic growth projections for the region’s countries.
8 May 2024 | Press Release
The XXXVI Regional Seminar on Fiscal Policy concluded today at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile, having brought together authorities from 13 countries’ Finance Ministries, experts and prominent scholars at a global level.
7 May 2024 | Press Release
OECD, ECLAC, the IDB and CIAT launched a new edition of their joint publication Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2024, in the framework of the 36th Regional Fiscal Seminar being held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
6 de May de 2024 | Speech
Palabras de inauguración de José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Secretario Ejecutivo de la CEPAL.
6 May 2024 | Press Release
A meeting of PTLAC’s Council of Treasury, Economy and Finance Ministers took place at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
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3 May 2024 | Announcement
The traditional yearly meeting will be held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile from 6 to 8 May with the participation of authorities from the Ministries of Finance of 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
30 April 2024 | Press Release
A session for reflection, organized by ECLAC and the ILO, featured the participation of the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J. Mohammed; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Alberto van Klaveren; and the heads of seven United Nations organizations, among other high-level representatives.
29 April 2024 | Press Release
According to a new special report by the agencies, the cost of inaction on hunger and food insecurity represents an average of 6.4% of the GDP of the countries studied.
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25 April 2024 | News
In addition to adopting a decision to this effect at the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the regional treaty (April 22-24, 2024), the topic was analyzed in depth at a dialogue convened by ECLAC and the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.
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25 April 2024 | Announcement
In the report, the organizations warn that the cost of not addressing this issue could be almost six times greater than the cost of working to improve access to healthy diets in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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25 April 2024 | Announcement
This high-level seminar – organized by ECLAC and the ILO – will feature the presence of Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations; Alberto van Klaveren, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile; Paula Narváez, President of ECOSOC; and the Director-Generals of DESA, UNDP, UN Women, FAO and WHO, as well as of Juan Somavia, Chair of the Preparatory Committee of the World Summit for Social Development (1995).
24 April 2024 | Press Release
At the conclusion of the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties, the countries agreed on the urgency of integrating and strengthening the gender perspective in the Agreement and adopted various decisions regarding the regional treaty.
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23 April 2024 | News
The decision was adopted on the second day of the Third meeting of the Conference of the Parties in the first environmental treaty in Latin America and the Caribbean, being held in Chile.
T&T Parliamentarians Engage in Masterclass on Data, Statistics and AI for Decision Making and Sustainable Development
23 April 2024 | News
Trinidad and Tobago legislators are enhancing their understanding and knowledge of data, statistics and artificial intelligence (AI) for improved legislation and sustainable development. Parliamentarians including the Speaker of the House, President of the Senate, government ministers, opposition MPs and independent senators actively participated in a Masterclass on Data and Statistics for Decision Making, organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in collaboration with the Parliament of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
22 April 2024 | Press Release
The third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to Latin America and the Caribbean’s first environmental treaty was inaugurated by Chilean President Gabriel Boric. During this event, the Action Plan on Human Rights Defenders in Environmental Matters will be presented.
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21 April 2024 | Announcement
Gabriel Boric will speak in the opening session of the COP 3 of Latin America and the Caribbean’s first environmental treaty tomorrow, Monday 22 April, at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
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19 April 2024 | News
The main panels of the COP 3 of the first environmental treaty of Latin America and the Caribbean will be broadcast live on April 22-24, 2024. The invitation on social media is to participate in the debates using the hashtags #EscazúAgreement and #COP3Escazú.

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