16 May 2016 | News
High level decision makers make ready to seize the many opportunities to be gained through initiatives in renewable energy technologies in the Caribbean, as ECLAC convenes a Regional Policy Dialogue and Training Workshop, with the support of the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ).
13 May 2016 | News
A high level ECLAC mission that included the Director of the subregional headquarters for the Caribbean, Diane Quarless, visited Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados, to inform project stakeholders about the upcoming activities of the ongoing ECLAC Development Account project, “Strengthening the technical capacity of public finance managers in select Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS)”. The project will also be introduced to policy makers in Belize.
22 April 2016 | Speech
Opening Statement by Antonio Prado, Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
22 April 2016 | Press Release
The Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Antonio Prado, opened the 26th session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee in Saint Kitts and Nevis.
21 April 2016 | Press Release
The Executive Secretary of the United Nations’ Commission, Alicia Bárcena, detailed the proposal during the fourth meeting of the Caribbean Development Roundtable (CDR).
14 April 2016 | News
At the Fourth CDR meeting this year, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Bárcena, will present the organisation’s proposal on debt for climate adaptation swap, harnessing green funds to facilitate growth and economic transformation.
5 April 2016 | News
The eighth meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Regional Coordinating Mechanism (TAC/RCM) for implementationof the SIDS sustainable development agenda and SDGs in the Caribbean will be hosted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) at its subregional Headquarters in Port of Spain.
4 April 2016 | News
Government statisticians from three countries will learn how to use the REDATAM software (REtrieval of DATa for small Areas by Microcomputer) to develop online applications for the dissemination of national census data.
14 March 2016 | News
ECLAC offers technical insight on energy efficiency and renewable energy, with a view to enhancing Saint Lucia’s capacity to create improved financing products in order to attract investment that will encourage the development of the energy sector in the country.
9 March 2016 | Announcement
Senior level policymakers from governments of the Caribbean, officials of the United Nations system, representatives of regional civil society organizations, academia, regional development institutions and international development partners will meet to address the Caribbean’s debt obligations and consider practical solutions for current debt overhang.
7 March 2016 | Infographic
The unpaid care work performed primarily by women, underpins all societies, contributing to well-being, social development and economic growth. Care work involves a variety of domestic tasks, such as the preparation of food, cleaning, washing and ironing of clothes, the collection of water and fuel for cooking, as well as, the care of mostly dependant family members, including children, older persons and persons with disabilities.
The time-use survey is the only available tool for measuring unpaid care work and is also a more cost effective method of collecting timely and accurate data on the gender division of labour within households and the interdependence of the paid and unpaid work undertaken by women and men.
3 March 2016 | News
ECLAC has called on Caribbean countries to develop a Big Data Strategy to ensure that they take full advantage of the data revolution for sustainable development.
1 March 2016 | News
ECLAC’s mission to the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) will mark the organization’s first venture in Brazil in the area of disaster assessment, and its first partnership with a national development bank in this regard.
16 February 2016 | Announcement
5 February 2016 | News
Peru’s National Center for Estimation, Prevention and Disaster Risk Reduction (CENEPRED) now has an established network of trained staff throughout the country, which may be successfully activated in case of a disaster.
8 December 2015 | Press Release
The United Nations regional organization presented this proposal in the framework of the international conference against global warming that is being held in Paris.
30 November 2015 | Announcement
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean has convened a Caribbean conference on Ageing, elder abuse and the rights of older persons.
24 November 2015 | News
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is charting the way forward for Caribbean countries to make microdata from their censuses more easily available to researchers.
29 October 2015 | News
Peru is among the countries of Latin America that is most vulnerable to natural disasters. As the regional hub for the provision of strengthened leadership in disaster assessment and post disaster needs analysis across Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC subregional office for the Caribbean has conducted a series of training sessions in disaster assessment in different regions of Peru.
12 October 2015 | News
For the first time ever, students from Trinidad have received first-hand information on disaster assessment from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional office in Port of Spain.