21 July 2021 | News
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in the 11th general meeting between CARICOM and the United Nations System.
26 April 2021 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary spoke before the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago about the challenges for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of the COVID-19 crisis and the serious financing limitations faced by the Caribbean subregion.
15 March 2021 | Press Release
The “High-level meeting on the challenges faced by Associate Members of ECLAC in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” was held ahead of the fourth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development 2021.
28 October 2020 | News
The regional organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, presented The Caribbean Outlook 2020 during the Commission’s 38th session, which is being held through Wednesday, October 28.
20 October 2020 | News
This pivotal meeting themed, “Investing in higher education to build more diversified and resilient post-COVID economies”, which drew over 100 participants was convened jointly with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) to put a spotlight on the urgent need for investment in the region’s higher education sector.
10 September 2020 | Press Release
Authorities from more than 25 countries met with ECLAC and other multilateral organizations at the Caribbean Development Roundtable and the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee.
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.
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
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.
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.
29 April 2020 | Press Release
Caribbean Heads of State and Finance Ministers met with ECLAC’s Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena, to analyze debt relief proposals and other measures to fight the effects of the pandemic.
21 April 2020 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated today in a virtual meeting on the role of Social Development Ministries in the Caribbean in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which was organized jointly by the Secretariat of Welfare of Mexico and the UN Regional Commission.
11 February 2020 | News
The rise of exports in the agro-processing sector unlocks exciting opportunities for economic diversification in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). This, according to the latest policy brief published by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), entitled `Policy actions to facilitate upgrading of the agricultural sector in Trinidad and Tobago’.
31 January 2020 | News
The innovative use of information and communication technology (ICT) tools is facilitating access to central government resources for people living in remote locations across the Caribbean.
22 January 2020 | News
A new policy brief from ECLAC Caribbean highlights areas of consideration for policy makers to ensure that official statistics produced by Caribbean countries are of the highest quality and in conformity with international standards.
25 November 2019 | News
Street harassment is a commonplace experience for women and girls in Trinidad and Tobago. Statistics do not exist on its prevalence, but women and girls report that it is a daily experience which is tolerated as a social norm.
15 November 2019 | News
Senior policy makers, including statisticians and economists, along with planning officers from various Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have benefitted from a just-concluded workshop aimed at strengthening their capacities for integrated planning and policy coherence in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the subregion.
23 October 2019 | News
ECLAC training demonstrates the latest ICTs available for people with disabilities and the opportunities they create for people with different types of disabilities.
4 October 2019 | News
Experts agree that ICT and knowledge management are valuable tools to support sustainable growth and the delivery of public services in multi-island settings.