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26 March 2024 | Announcement
On April 4th and 5th, the Fourth Meeting of the ECLAC Conference on Science, Innovation and Information and Communications Technologies will take place.
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26 March 2024 | Announcement
The seventh meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development will take place on April 15-18, 2024 at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
Caribbean Youth Dialogues 2024
25 March 2024 | News
Approximately 100 young people from the Caribbean are set to login and discuss issues affecting sustainable development and their endangered future existence as island people at the Caribbean Youth Dialogues 2024 on 3-4 April. The youth of the Caribbean will meet to brainstorm how to get Caribbean Small Island Developing States onto the path to sustainable development while grappling with slow development, the impacts of the COVID pandemic and other social and economic challenges.
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25 March 2024 | News
The region's issuers placed US$ 89 billion of bonds in international markets in 2023. This total was 40% higher than in 2022 but 35% lower than the average issuance in the three-year period from 2019 to 2021.
22 March 2024 | Press Release
A high-level dialogue on inclusive social development policies was inaugurated by ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, and senior officials from Costa Rica, Chile and Honduras.
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21 March 2024 | News
The technical assistance given by the Bogotá Office seeks to promote civic participation in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of territorial public policies.
The Republic of Korea’s Ambassador in Chile and the ECLAC’s Executive Secretary
20 March 2024 | News
The Korean Ambassador in Chile, Kim Hak Jae, and the United Nations regional commission’s Executive Secretary, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, met today at the organization’s main headquarters in Santiago.
18 March 2024 | Press Release
The renowned U.S. scholar was the ninth and final speaker to participate in the Keynote Lecture Series organized to commemorate the United Nations regional organization’s 75th anniversary.
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13 March 2024 | News
The Regional Water Dialogues 2024 concluded today in Costa Rica, having drawn the participation of more than 1,000 people from 37 countries in the region and the world.
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13 March 2024 | News
The high-level seminar featured initial presentations by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, and Kunal Sen, Director of UNU-WIDER.
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13 March 2024 | Announcement
The prominent U.S. scholar will give a talk on Monday, March 18, concluding the activities commemorating the United Nations regional organization’s 75th anniversary.
11 March 2024 | Press Release
Today the fourth edition of the Regional Water Dialogues in Latin America and the Caribbean began in San José, Costa Rica, organized by ECLAC in collaboration with IICA.
8 March 2024 | Op-ed
By José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary.
Director Diane Quarless of ECLAC Caribbean says #investinwomen
7 March 2024 | News
The international community has committed to making every effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, yet we remain disturbingly behind when it comes to meeting the targets for achievement of gender equality and empowering all women and girls. The SDG indicators measuring progress on this goal signal that, globally, we are only on track to reach 15.4 per cent of the targets set for gender equality. Even more worrisome is the fact that 61.5 per cent of the gender equality targets are far or very far off track.
6 March 2024 | Infographic
In recent years, cascading crises, including the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, have highlighted the unjust social organization of care and the need for a new development model centred on care and the sustainability of life (ECLAC, 2022). These crises present an opportunity to design bold policies and to transition to a care society that prioritizes people and the planet (ECLAC, 2022). In the Buenos Aires Commitment, adopted at the fifteenth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, the member States of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) agreed to transition to a care society, focusing on new areas for a transformative, gender-equal and sustainable recovery. They recognized care as a right to provide and receive care and to exercise self-care. The Regional Gender Agenda calls for the promotion of measures to overcome the sexual division of labour and move towards a fair social organization of care, in the framework of a new development model that fosters gender equality in the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The recognition of care as a right makes it necessary to strengthen the role of States at the national and subnational levels, through care policies and systems based on the principles of equality, universality and social and gender co-responsibility, including coordinated policies on time, resources, benefits and universal and quality public services in the territory. The present document was prepared in response to the Buenos Aires Commitment, in which ECLAC was instructed to prepare a document on guiding principles for the design of policies, from a gender, intersectional and intercultural perspective and the perspective of territory, within the framework of human rights.
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6 March 2024 | News
ECLAC and UN Women presented the joint document "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Regional Gender Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean. Gender Indicators up to 2023”.
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6 March 2024 | Announcement
The annual meeting organized by ECLAC and IICA will be held March 11-13 at IICA headquarters in San José. High-level officials from Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to attend.
5 March 2024 | Press Release
ECLAC's Demographic Observatory 2023 report, launched today, examines the demographic dynamics of Latin America and its impact on the labor force.
4 March 2024 | Press Release
The United Nations regional economic commission and the Government of Guatemala align efforts to quicken the pace in moving towards more productive, inclusive and sustainable development in the Central American country.
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4 March 2024 | News
The intergovernmental meeting will be held on April 4 and 5, 2024 in Bogota.