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.
8 July 2020 | Press Release
In a special session of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Small Island Developing States, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, called for urgently providing concessional funds to address these countries’ vulnerabilities, regardless of their per capita income.
6 July 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC launched its annual report, Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020, in which it analyzes the region’s countries’ fiscal response to the human and economic crisis prompted by the coronavirus disease.
2 July 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC released a new Special Report COVID-19, in which it offers proposals for confronting the effects of the crisis on businesses and production sectors. The organization estimates that 2.7 million companies will close, most of them microenterprises, which would entail the loss of 8.5 million jobs.
1 July 2020 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, participated today in the LVI Ordinary Meeting of MERCOSUR’s Common Market Council.
1 July 2020 | Announcement
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will present the document at a virtual press conference tomorrow, Thursday, July 2, from the institution’s central headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
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
Also known as the SDG Gateway, this online portal is the result of a joint effort by United Nations agencies, funds and programs in the region.
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.
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
A document edited by the organization’s Subregional Headquarters in Mexico indicates that intellectual property rules have increased the cost of access to some medicines and can jeopardize full enjoyment of the right to health, which is an especially relevant issue at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
11 June 2020 | Press Release
The UN Commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, spoke along with Luis Carranza, Joseph Stiglitz, Ángel Gurría and Enrique Iglesias in the framework of CAF’s commemoration.
11 June 2020 | Press Release
An analysis by ECLAC and ILO highlights that the impacts of the pandemic could be the cause of more than 300,000 children and adolescents being obliged to work. This analysis considers it imperative to adopt measures to tackle this situation.
9 June 2020 | Press Release
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a high-level international event on inequalities and the informal economy during and after the pandemic.
5 June 2020 | Press Release
At a virtual meeting of parliamentarians from throughout the region, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary stressed the importance of having more efficient and open legislative bodies to tackle the crisis related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
28 May 2020 | Press Release
At a special meeting convened by Mexico in its capacity as Pro Tempore Chair of CELAC, the Commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, submitted a detailed report on the region’s situation to the countries along with recommendations to support the post-pandemic recovery.
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 | Press Release
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a high-level virtual meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to review progress on reform of the United Nations Development System and its response to the pandemic.
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.