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.
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
ECLAC’s Office in Brasilia, along with the Global Compact Network Brazil, held a “Big Push for Sustainability” webinar on May 26 in which more than 60 case studies on investments for sustainable development in Brazil were presented.
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.
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.
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.
5 June 2020 | Press Release
The United Nations regional commission joins the call to raise our voices for nature. To confront the pandemic effectively and sustainably, Latin America and the Caribbean must prioritize green, low-carbon solutions that are centered on people and on our planet.
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.
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.
20 May 2020 | Infographic
Public participation and access to information and knowledge are essential to design and apply effective climate policies.The Escazú Agreement is an unprecedented tool to catalyse climate governance and action in Latin America and the Caribbean.
19 May 2020 | Press Release
The UN Regional Commission and the Eastern Caribbean regional integration organization agreed on a framework for enhanced cooperation and understanding to assist OECS Member States achieve the environmental dimension of sustainable development through the Escazú Agreement.
13 May 2020 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary led an extraordinary meeting of the Community of Practice with Caribbean countries that are presenting their Voluntary National Reviews at the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2020.
12 March 2020 | News
The organization’s office in that country held three events to promote knowledge and territorial dialogue. One of the challenges of the project was to find good ways of strengthening rural-urban ties to generate more inclusive development.
4 March 2020 | Press Release
Latin America and the Caribbean’s first environmental treaty has already been signed by 22 countries in the region, and it is expected to enter into force soon.
9 December 2019 | News
In a joint publication, the organizations highlighted the Escazú Agreement as a valuable regional contribution for ensuring that actions related to the environment and climate respect, protect and effectively fulfill human rights and basic democratic principles.
11 October 2019 | Press Release
Representatives of the 21 nations that have signed it to date are gathered in Costa Rica at the first meeting of the signatories of the treaty, which seeks to guarantee rights of access in environmental matters.
10 October 2019 | Press Release
At the conference’s closing session, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations regional commission, recognized Costa Rica for its decarbonization plan and its emphasis on nature-based solutions.