10 July 2018 | Infographic
The value of Latin American and Caribbean exports grew 12.8% in 2017 following four years of negative performance. This expansion was driven in large part by the recovery in prices of many of the products that compose the export basket of the region, together with greater demand in external markets.
6 June 2018 | Infographic
ECLAC updates every year its ranking of container port throughput, which shows the cargo volume in containers in 120 ports of the region, based on data obtained directly from port authorities and terminal operators. In 2017 this activity rose 6.1%, with a total volume of approximately 50.6 million TEU. This infographic displays the first 20 ports of the ranking.
23 May 2018 | Infographic
Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development guarantees that all persons, particularly those in vulnerable situations, have access to timely and reliable information, can participate significantly in the decisions that affect their lives and have access to justice in environmental matters, thereby
contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
2 May 2018 | Infographic
In 2018, ECLAC will hold its 37th session in Cuba, in which representatives from its 46 member-States and 13 associate members will debate the main challenges for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean.
7 June 2017 | Infographic
7 June 2017 | Infographic
6 June 2017 | Infographic
ECLAC updates every year its ranking of container port throughput, which shows the cargo volume in containers in 120 ports of the region, based on data obtained directly from port authorities and terminal operators. In 2016 this activity fell 0.9%, with a total volume of approximately 47.5 million TEU. This infographic displays the first 20 ports of the ranking.
9 May 2017 | Infographic
Many countries are in the early stages of conceptualizing
a strategy for SDG implementation. Therefore, the
importance of national mainstreaming of the SDGs is
critical to have national ownership of the 2030 Agenda.
As Governments undertake to mainstream the SDGs in
their national development plans, it is important to ensure
that national, subnational and subregional indicators,
as well as data collection and reporting arrangements
are designed and implemented in a way that will enable
globally comparable and standardized statistics to be
compiled by the National Statistical Systems (NSS) of
Caribbean countries. For example, the crucial role of
national institutional infrastructure to drive the SDGs must
be emphasized. In addition, the importance of quality,
timely and disaggregated data must be recognized and
the capacity needed to collect, analyse and report data and
statistics must be put in place.
9 May 2017 | Infographic
Most small island developing States (SIDS) are net
energy importers and utilize mainly fossil energy
sources to drive their economies and meet social
needs. Fossil energy is used primarily for power
generation and domestic transportation. In light of
the global challenges that arise from climate change,
many countries have initiated strategies and projects
for deploying renewable energy technologies, as
well as enhancing energy efficiency (EE). In 2016,
the International Monitory Fund (IMF) estimated that
transportation accounted for 36 per cent of the total
primary energy consumed in the Caribbean subregion.
This information highlights the importance of increasing
energy efficiency in the transportation sector as one
of several strategies to improve sustainability. To date
however, efforts to transition to renewable energy (RE)
and to enhance EE in domestic transportation systems
remain very limited.
9 May 2017 | Infographic
A daunting challenge faced by financial institutions
in the Caribbean in recent years is the growing trend
being adopted by large global banks that serve as
correspondent banks to local financial institutions, to
severely limit or terminate their correspondent banking
relationships (CBRs) with these local or regional banks
(respondent banks). This practice is considered a form
of “de-risking”, whereby business relationships with
clients or categories of clients considered “high-risk”
are restricted or terminated. So far, financial institutions
in 12 Caribbean countries have had the CBRs of at least
one of their local banks terminated or “de-risked”.
26 April 2017 | Infographic
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), adopted in 2015, embody the consensus of governments and different stakeholders to work collaboratively towards a transformative vision of economic, social and environmental sustainability, by correcting asymmetries and building an open and stable international system. Complying with the Agenda will need to find a balance between employment and equality policies in each country with the restrictions imposed to national decisions by an open world system.
29 November 2016 | Infographic
Violence against women is a form of discrimination, directed against a woman because she is a woman or that affects women disproportionally. This violence seriously inhibits women's ability to enjoy their human rights and freedoms on a bsis of equality with men.
11 October 2016 | Infographic
Gender equality starts right from early childhood, meaning urgent action must be taken to eradicate all forms of discrimination that affect girl children and adolescents in the region.
13 June 2016 | Infographic
ECLAC updates every year its ranking of container port throughput, which shows the cargo volume in containers in 120 ports of the region, based on data obtained directly from port authorities and terminal operators. In 2015 this activity grew 1.7%, with a total volume of approximately 48 million TEU. This infographic displays the first 20 ports of the ranking.
27 May 2016 | Infographic
Forum of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development.
23 May 2016 | Infographic
During its 36th session, ECLAC aims to spur progressive structural change in Latin America and the Caribbean based on the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Goals.
11 May 2016 | Infographic
The thirty-sixth session of the United Nations regional organization will be held in Mexico on May 23-27.
7 March 2016 | Infographic
The unpaid care work performed primarily by women, underpins all societies, contributing to well-being, social development and economic growth. Care work involves a variety of domestic tasks, such as the preparation of food, cleaning, washing and ironing of clothes, the collection of water and fuel for cooking, as well as, the care of mostly dependant family members, including children, older persons and persons with disabilities.
The time-use survey is the only available tool for measuring unpaid care work and is also a more cost effective method of collecting timely and accurate data on the gender division of labour within households and the interdependence of the paid and unpaid work undertaken by women and men.
5 January 2016 | Infographic
The triennium 2013-2015 is the worst in terms of the region's export performance in eight decades.
22 December 2015 | Infographic
Fiscal policy can be a powerful instrument for income redistribution, which is key to inclusive development, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). We present here which countries in the region have made tax reforms and in what areas, in 2014 and the first half of 2015.