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Regional Water Dialogues in Latin America and the Caribbean 2023
27 January 2023 | Announcement
This high-level ministerial event will be held on February 1-3 and is part of the regional preparatory process for the UN 2023 Water Conference, which will take place in March in New York.
26 January 2023 | Press Release
José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, the regional commission’s Executive Secretary, participated in the closing session of the Third International Forum on Migration Statistics, which was held at ECLAC’s headquarters in Chile.
19 January 2023 | Press Release
Authorities from the region held the Nineteenth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Council for Planning of the Latin American and Caribbean Institute of Economic and Social Planning.
19 January 2023 | Press Release
At the 2023 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, the organization’s Executive Secretary, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, emphasized that the root cause of the low growth the region is experiencing now in a second lost decade is low productivity and lack of production diversification.
17 January 2023 | Press Release
The Seventeenth Conference of Ministers and Chiefs of Planning of Latin America and the Caribbean was inaugurated today at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
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13 January 2023 | Announcement
The XVII Conference of Ministers and Heads of Planning and the XXIX Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Council for Planning of ILPES will be held on January 17-19 at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
10 January 2023 | Press Release
ECLAC’s latest annual report indicates that the war in Ukraine and a less dynamic global economy have had a negative effect on the terms of trade in the region.
10 January 2023 | Infographic
A string of crises weakens global and regional trade. In 2022 regional exports of goods slowed down, but exports of services recovered strongly (45% January-June v/s 1% on the same period of 2021). This is mainly due to the reactivation of tourism, followed by “other services”, which include the so-called “modern services.”
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23 December 2022 | News
A publication by ECLAC’s Office in Montevideo points up effects on inflation, the terms of trade and interest rates, which could jeopardize the economy’s dynamism next year.
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19 December 2022 | News
Representatives from the Bahamas, Chile, Costa Rica and Uruguay shared their digital government journeys in the last two years, which position them among the more advanced in the Latin American and the Caribbean region, according to the UN’s E-Government Development Index (EDGI). Challenges remain in bridging the different forms of digital divides and leaving no one behind.
15 December 2022 | Press Release
At the conclusion of the Fifth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Ageing, authorities renewed their commitment to the Madrid International Plan of Action and the regional instruments that reinforce its implementation and relevance.
15 December 2022 | Press Release
In its annual report Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC projects that regional growth next year will be a third of the rate forecast for 2022.
13 December 2022 | Press Release
The Fifth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Ageing and the Rights of Older Persons was inaugurated today at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
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13 December 2022 | News
A new document was presented during the Fifth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Ageing and the Rights of Older Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Banner launch of the Preliminary Overview of the Economies of LAC 2022
12 December 2022 | Announcement
The document, which offers updated economic growth estimates for the region’s countries in 2022 and new projections for 2023, will be released at a press conference by the United Nations organization’s Executive Secretary, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, on Thursday, December 15.
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10 December 2022 | News
The main panels of this event will be transmitted live on December 13-15, 2022. The invitation on social media is to participate in the debates using the hashtags #ageing and #olderpersons.
9 December 2022 | Press Release
In a new joint report, the organizations indicate that despite the recovery seen in labour markets in the first half of 2022, it is expected that in the second half the deceleration of growth will slow the region’s capacity to generate quality jobs.
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7 December 2022 | Announcement
The meeting will take place using a hybrid format (in-person and virtual) on December 13-15, 2022 at the United Nations regional organization’s central headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

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