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).
22 June 2020 | News
The report, developed by the Comission’s Subregional Headquarters in Port of Spain, will analyze technology uses to promote resilience building and risk mitigation, and will be available later this year.
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.
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.
25 July 2019 | News
Regional technicians gathered for an expert group meeting (EGM) hosted by ECLAC Caribbean to discuss intense rainfall, storm surges and hurricanes which have resulted in an increased number of flooding events in the Caribbean over recent times.
19 March 2019 | News
ECLAC supports countries in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their disaster risk management (DRM) strategies, with a view to understanding how these can interact and integrate with other planning and development policies and instruments.
8 November 2018 | News
ECLAC has introduced a Disaster Assessment Methodology Exercise Guide, developed for the DaLA trainings.
26 October 2018 | News
ECLAC Caribbean carries out follow-up training to disaster assessment missions carried out last year to quantify the economic, social and environmental effects and impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
18 October 2018 | News
ECLAC trains representatives from Cuba’s Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, as well as other professionals working in disaster analysis and planning units in correlated areas such as water, sanitation and agriculture.
13 July 2018 | Op-ed
Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, about the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2018 (HLPF).
25 June 2018 | News
From 23-25 May 2018, ECLAC provided policymakers with an increased capacity and awareness for disaster risk reduction.
22 May 2018 | News
From 23-25 May 2018, ECLAC Caribbean will provide policymakers in Tobago with an increased capacity and awareness for disaster risk reduction.
17 May 2018 | News
Over one hundred Argentinian public officials acquired new technical skills in the use and application of the Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) methodology, as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean carried out two workshops from 7-10 May 2018.
12 December 2017 | News
The UN Commission recently presented the initiative at the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference held in New York.
22 September 2017 | News
During 24-29 September 2017, the ECLAC Damage and Loss Assessment (DALA) Team will carry out an extensive Economic Impact Assessment on those islands in the Bahamas which were affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
7 September 2017 | Press Release
Executive Secretary of the UN organization, Alicia Bárcena, sent a letter to Heads of States of all islands struck by the storm season in the last two weeks.
5 July 2017 | News
ECLAC Caribbean sets out to build the capacity of public officials in Argentina to conduct disaster assessments, determine their own recovery and reconstruction path in the aftermath of disasters, and incorporate measures to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience.
13 March 2017 | News
ECLAC brings together representatives of national disaster agencies to build capacity in disaster planning and assessment.
9 February 2017 | News
ECLAC and WHO/PAHO hold joint disaster training in Lima and Piura focusing on the social aspects of a disaster, with particular attention on issues such as health and water and sanitation.
27 January 2017 | News
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) have convened a four-day training course in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to improve the ability of policymakers from eight Caribbean countries to prepare for disasters and to assess their effects and impacts.