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.
9 July 2020 | Statement
Message by the United Nations' Secretary-General, António Guterres, for the launch of policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on Latin America and the Caribbean.
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.
3 July 2020 | Speech
Statement by Ms. Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
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.
25 June 2020 | News
In May 2020, this web tool created to support the region’s countries was among the 10 most viewed pages on ECLAC’s website, with more than 40,000 visits.
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.
11 June 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, and the President of the Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, Myrna Cunningham, presented a study today that addresses the reality of indigenous peoples in the region.
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.
26 May 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated on Tuesday, May 26, in a series of events on the pandemic’s economic, social and environmental effects in the region.
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.
21 May 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC and the ILO presented a new joint publication in which they analyze labour challenges in the wake of the pandemic. The organizations indicate that the crisis will likely cause 11.5 million more people to be unemployed in Latin America and the Caribbean.
20 May 2020 | Announcement
A new joint report will be presented virtually tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, at a simultaneous press conference by ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, and the ILO’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Vinícius Pinheiro.
12 May 2020 | Press Release
The organization presented a new report on the social challenges of the crisis stemming from COVID-19. In a context of low growth, a significant increase in poverty, extreme poverty and inequality is foreseen in Latin America and the Caribbean.
11 May 2020 | Announcement
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will present the document at a virtual press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12, from the institution’s central headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
2 April 2020 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated today in a virtual meeting on the role of Latin America and the Caribbean’s Social Development Ministries in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which was organized by Mexico’s Secretariat of Welfare and the UN Regional Commission.
31 March 2020 | Op-ed
Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC Executive Secretary.
11 March 2020 | Press Release
In the framework of the Concausa 2030 initiative, organized by ECLAC, UNICEF and América Solidaria, some 50 adolescents from 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries unveiled their proposals today in Santiago, Chile.
9 March 2020 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary led a discussion today in the context of the commemoration of International Women’s Day, addressing the challenges that the commission faces with regard to implementation of the Santiago Commitment.
19 February 2020 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in Mexico City in a gathering with businesspeople focused on the debates at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland).