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6 October 2023 | Announcement
Women’s Affairs Ministers and Authorities from Latin America and the Caribbean Will Meet to Reaffirm the Commitment to Gender Equality and Moving Towards the Care Society
5 October 2023 | Press Release
Today marked the conclusion of the Fifth Session of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean and the XV Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by ECLAC, the Government of Chile and the UNDP.
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4 October 2023 | News
The publication was presented at the Fifth Session of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is taking place in Santiago, Chile.
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4 October 2023 | Announcement
The prominent Costa Rican economist will make a presentation at the United Nations organization’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile on Monday, October 30.
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3 October 2023 | News
Director of ECLAC Caribbean Diane Quarless says that the international community will need to contribute more to support the development of Small Island Developing States; indeed, if the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are not achieved across all countries, then it is the entire global community that assumes responsibility, since the commitment to implement Agenda 2030 was made collectively by all states. Director Quarless was speaking at a media breakfast in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, organized by the United Nations Information Centre for the Caribbean on Thursday (28 Sep).
3 October 2023 | Infographic
Between 1990 and 2020, Guatemala achieved progress in the fight against poverty and inequality; however, there are still important structural, wide and persistent gaps in various social, economic and territorial areas. In addition, the recent pandemic generated by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) and its variants caused one of the deepest economic declines in the past 100 years, generating greater poverty and inequality.
3 October 2023 | Infographic
This paper focuses on an analysis of sustainability gaps in the tourism clusters of Puerto Plata and Colonial City in the Dominican Republic, based on the idea that tourism is an economic sector with great potential to contribute to the development of a territory, provided that it is based on sustainability
3 October 2023 | Infographic
Despite efforts, large gaps in access to the effective enjoyment of the right to education persist in Guatemala, particularly for rural populations and Indigenous peoples. The unprecedented educational crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has increased gaps, school dropout rates, learning losses, illiteracy and the slowdown in average schooling levels
3 October 2023 | Infographic
Based on this conceptual framework, gaps corresponding to inequalities are identified, either between countries (horizontal) or between social groups or areas in each country (vertical), based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.
3 October 2023 | Infographic
Aanalysis of socioeconomic inequality that involves studying the distances in access to income between the various social strata based on household income in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala, but adjusting income to the National Accounts in each country.
3 October 2023 | Infographic
Between 1990 and 2019, the Dominican Republic showed progress in the fight against poverty and inequality. However, its current levels are high when compared to countries of similar development in Latin America and the Caribbean and in the world. As a result, there are still important structural gaps, defined as the different expressions of inequality, which are wide and persistent, in different areas and among different groups of people, and this hinders development.
3 October 2023 | Infographic
Understanding demographic change in Central America, Mexico and the Hispanic Caribbean, with emphasis on aging, is fundamental for social protection systems. The importance of addressing social protection gaps lies in their manifestation in terms of insufficient coverage, inadequate benefits or lack of accessibility, which prevents progress towards universal protection for all.
3 October 2023 | Infographic
Guatemala and Honduras are among the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with the highest levels of poverty, with the lowest proportion of the population dependent on clean fuels and technologies, and the highest use of firewood. Available estimates and statistics show that a large part of the population, particularly in rural areas, uses firewood as the main cooking fuel. Although there is progress in terms of electricity coverage, there is an nderconsumption of electricity, since the most used energy source at the residential level is firewood.
3 October 2023 | Press Release
The Fifth Session of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean – organized by ECLAC, the Government of Chile and the UNDP – was inaugurated today in Santiago, Chile.
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29 September 2023 | News
All the event’s panels will be transmitted live on October 3-5, 2023.
28 September 2023 | Press Release
At the end of the event, countries urged for generating and consolidating statistics and indicators on the environment, climate change and disasters.
28 September 2023 | Press Release
The prominent economist, Professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, made a special presentation as part of the activities commemorating the 75th anniversary of ECLAC, where he was received by the Commission’s Executive Secretary, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs.
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28 September 2023 | Announcement
The Fifth Session of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean – organized by ECLAC, the Government of Chile and the UNDP – will be centered on strengthening the social institutional framework in the region.
27 September 2023 | Press Release
The Second Annual Forum began in Panama, stressing the importance of the Escazú Agreement as an instrument for ensuring democracy, environmental protection, the rule of law, sustainable development and the defense of individuals and groups in situations of vulnerability.