24 June 2020 | News
The United Nations regional organization ratified its “Caribbean First” strategy in times of pandemic, during a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
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.
9 June 2020 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated today in the event “Sustainable Revolution: Dialogues for Recovery, Resilience and Equity,” where she urged for a new “multicolored” deal for the post-pandemic economic reactivation.
22 May 2020 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary led a virtual meeting today on the role of climate action in the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, in which she called for forging compacts and prioritizing sectors for an environmental big push.
31 January 2020 | Press Release
The XIV Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by ECLAC with support from UN Women, concluded today in Chile.
9 December 2019 | News
In a joint publication, the organizations highlighted the Escazú Agreement as a valuable regional contribution for ensuring that actions related to the environment and climate respect, protect and effectively fulfill human rights and basic democratic principles.
15 October 2019 | Press Release
The Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena gave an overview of Latin America and the Caribbean’s economic and social situation and informed participants about the Commission’s priorities for tackling the region’s most pressing challenges.
10 October 2019 | Press Release
At the conference’s closing session, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations regional commission, recognized Costa Rica for its decarbonization plan and its emphasis on nature-based solutions.
8 October 2019 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations regional commission, participated in the opening session of the preparatory meeting for the Conference of the Parties, being held in Costa Rica.
27 September 2019 | Press Release
The United Nations regional organization presents a new study in the framework of the Third Meeting of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be inaugurated this Tuesday in Mexico City.
23 September 2019 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary met with the Prime Ministers of Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the framework of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly being held in New York.
28 August 2019 | Press Release
ECLAC’s XVI Conference of Ministers and Heads of Planning of Latin America and the Caribbean was inaugurated today in Montevideo, Uruguay.
1 August 2019 | Announcement
On Wednesday, August 7, Peter Thomson will meet with Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the UN regional organization, and will hold a press conference afterwards at the Commission’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
8 July 2019 | News
The selected research will be presented at a seminar that will take place at the United Nations regional organization’s headquarters in Santiago on September 3-4.
17 June 2019 | News
The social cost of carbon identifies the economic cost that an additional tonne of CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere entails for economic activities, social well-being and ecosystems.
4 June 2019 | Statement
"On World Environment Day, I ask each of us to act so we can breathe more easily. From pressuring politicians and businesses to changing our own habits, we can reduce pollution and beat climate change," United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his message.
23 May 2019 | Infographic
Latin America and the Caribbean contributes less than 10% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, mostly from the energy sector, agriculture and land use change | Progress towards fulfilment of the Paris Agreement requires decarbonization of the economies | Investment in renewable energies and electromobility are key elements of the environmental big push | The region has great potential in hydroelectric, wind, solar and geothermal energy.
17 May 2019 | Press Release
The 19th meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) was held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
24 April 2019 | News
The effects of natural disasters and limited resources and access to financing, among other difficulties, were analyzed by authorities from the subregion during the Forum of the Countries of Latin America on Sustainable Development 2019.
13 November 2018 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, spoke today at a special session organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in New York.