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14 July 2022 | Press Release
Mario Cimoli, the organization’s Acting Executive Secretary, and Arnoldo André Tinoco, the Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, participated in a meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2022, focused on listening to messages from the regions. Prior to that, both authorities spoke at a virtual side event on Development in Transition.
9 March 2022 | Press Release
At the conclusion of the Fifth Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, representatives from the region committed to redoubling efforts to effectively implement the 2030 Agenda. Authorities and delegates also paid a heartfelt tribute to Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary.
15 December 2021 | Press Release
Today marked the conclusion of the Third Meeting of the Conference on Science, Innovation and Information and Communications Technologies, organized by ECLAC and the Argentine government.
20 August 2021 | Press Release
The proposal, which seeks to strengthen the region’s institutional framework in the area of cooperation, will be submitted to ECLAC’s Committee of the Whole for consideration in November.
19 August 2021 | Press Release
High-level authorities from the region are participating in the Extraordinary Meeting of the Committee on South-South Cooperation of ECLAC, which was inaugurated today.
18 March 2021 | Press Release
At the conclusion of the fourth meeting of the Forum of the Countries on Sustainable Development, government representatives reaffirmed the dire urgency of building fair, sustainable societies that would tackle inequality and guarantee citizenship and rights, and of acting together as a region to ensure access to vaccines for the entire population.
22 January 2021 | Press Release
In a new annual report, ECLAC estimates that the value of regional exports fell -13% in 2020 and calls for deepening regional integration to drive the recovery, as well as to reduce gender inequalities in trade.
16 December 2020 | Press Release
In its Preliminary Overview of the Economies of the region, ECLAC forecasts an average contraction of -7.7% for 2020 – the largest in 120 years – and a rebound of 3.7% in 2021.
26 November 2020 | Press Release
Today the VII Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized virtually by ECLAC and the Government of Ecuador, came to a close.
23 November 2020 | Press Release
The President of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, led the inauguration of the VII Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is being held through Thursday.
19 November 2020 | Press Release
The Executive Secretary of the United Nations organization, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a webinar entitled “Latin America: Church, Pope Francis and pandemic-related scenarios,” organized by the papal headquarters.
27 October 2020 | Press Release
At its 38th session, ECLAC unveiled its development proposal for Latin American and Caribbean countries.
26 October 2020 | Press Release
The Presidents of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, and Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, along with UN Secretary-General António Guterres; ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena; the OECD’s Secretary-General, Ángel Gurría; and the IMF’s Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, kicked off the regional organization’s most important biennial meeting, which will be held virtually through Wednesday, October 28.
15 July 2020 | Press Release
Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment of Cuba, in his capacity as chair of ECLAC’s Committee of the Whole, spoke today during a segment on “Regional Forums: Key Messages,” held in the framework of the High-level Political Forum 2020.
3 April 2020 | Press Release
A new report by ECLAC warns that the crisis unleashed by the coronavirus illness could lead to a contraction of at least -1.8% in Latin America and the Caribbean’s GDP in 2020.
19 July 2019 | Press Release
A mixed balance emerges for the region following this week’s UN 2019 High-Level Political Forum in New York, where ECLAC participated actively in various sessions.
24 April 2019 | Press Release
The third meeting of the gathering was inaugurated today at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile, with the presence of representatives from all the region’s countries.
4 October 2018 | Press Release
The EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a high-level dialogue held in Santiago.
10 June 2015 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena met with the head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini, and spoke at the academic and business meetings carried out in the framework of the second EU-CELAC summit, which concludes tomorrow in Belgium’s capital.
25 May 2015 | Press Release
Although bilateral trade expanded 22 times over between 2000 and 2014, a limited number of basic products still make up the bulk of regional shipments to the Asian giant.

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