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.
29 June 2020 | Press Release
In a joint virtual seminar with the Federal Senate of Brazil, the commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, emphasized that a new development model will be needed after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
16 June 2020 | Press Release
New joint report proposes ten measures to prevent the current health crisis from becoming a food crisis.
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.
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 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary led today an extraordinary meeting of the Practice Community of the Latin American countries that will present their Voluntary National Reviews before the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2020.
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.
22 April 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated today in a webinar organized by the Carolina Foundation of Spain, on multilateral action in Ibero-America in the face of the epidemic.
21 April 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC released new growth projections for Latin American and Caribbean countries. It underscores that in the medium term, this crisis will provoke structural changes in the organization of production, international trade, and the current globalization model.
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.
4 December 2019 | Press Release
In the framework of the SICA Regional Forum 2019, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary delivered a keynote speech in which she sustained that inequality, poverty and migration are the basis of the widespread social disenchantment affecting the region.
28 November 2019 | Press Release
The economic commission noted that the upward trend for poverty in Latin America held firm and called for resuming the construction of comprehensive and universal social compacts, during the launch of its Social Panorama 2019 report today in Chile.
21 November 2019 | Announcement
On Thursday, November 28, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena will launch in Chile the Social Panorama of Latin America 2019 report.
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.
3 October 2019 | Press Release
That is the primary outcome of the Third Meeting of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, a gathering convened by ECLAC, the government of Mexico and the UNDP, which concluded this Thursday in the Mexican capital.