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22 January 2024 | News
The direct economic cost of traffic in Trinidad and Tobago is an estimated TT$2.26 billion per year or 1.37 per cent of GDP; with the average commuter spending an average 793 hours, cumulatively 33 days – one month of the year in traffic delays. These are two of the main findings of the study Assessment of the economic costs of vehicle traffic congestion in the Caribbean – A case study of Trinidad and Tobago, produced by ECLAC Caribbean.
22 January 2024 | Press Release
The prominent Spanish philosopher and essayist was the eighth speaker to participate in the Keynote Lecture Series organized to commemorate the United Nations regional organization’s 75th anniversary.
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18 January 2024 | Announcement
The meeting is convened by UNESCO and the Ministry of Education of Chile. It is co-organised with the CAF BANK, the World Bank, ECLAC and UNICEF.
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11 January 2024 | Announcement
The researcher at the Basque Foundation for Science (Ikerbasque) at the University of the Basque Country will give a talk on Monday, January 22 as part of the activities commemorating the United Nations regional organization’s 75th anniversary.
9 January 2024 | Press Release
According to a new joint publication by these two United Nations organizations, the increase in the regional employment rate, seen in 2022, slowed significantly in the first six months of 2023, while the participation rate declined.
15 December 2023 | Press Release
ECLAC, OECD, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean, and the European Commission presented a new edition of their traditional annual report “Latin American Economic Outlook 2023: Investing in Sustainable Development”.
14 December 2023 | Infographic
In 2024, it is expected that the GDP of Latin America and the Caribbean will maintain the dynamic of low growth.
14 December 2023 | Press Release
The United Nations regional organization released today its last economic report for the current year, indicating that the region will grow 2.2% in 2023 and 1.9% in 2024.
13 December 2023 | Infographic
Child, early and forced marriages and unions are defined as a union in which at least one of the parties is under the age of 18. The overwhelming majority of formal and informal child marriages and unions involve girls, although in some cases their male spouses are also under 18. As stated in the Joint general recommendation No. 31 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women/general comment No. 18 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on harmful practices, and Human Rights Council resolution 29/8 of 2 July 2015, on strengthening efforts to prevent and eliminate child, early and forced marriage, child marriage is considered a form of forced marriage, as it is practiced without the full, free and informed consent of one or both parties (United Nations, 2015b). The definition used to address this violation of the human rights of children and adolescents includes marriages involving a conjugal union recognized by legal, customary or religious norms, as well as informal conjugal unions.
12 December 2023 | Press Release
At a virtual event led by Executive Secretary José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, with the participation of prominent specialists in this area, officials presented this tool, which includes an interactive map with around 258 georeferenced initiatives thus far.
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12 December 2023 | News
The region’s poor performance in the PISA 2022 evaluation requires firm responses by countries to improve their education systems, according to the specialists at a hybrid event held at ECLAC.
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12 December 2023 | Announcement
The publication “Latin American Economic Outlook 2023: Investing in Sustainable Development” (LEO 2023), will be unveiled on Friday, 15 December, at the United Nations regional commission’s headquarters.
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7 December 2023 | Announcement
The document, which offers updated economic growth estimates for the region’s countries in 2023 and 2024, will be released at a press conference by the United Nations organization’s Executive Secretary, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, on Thursday, December 14.
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4 December 2023 | Press Release
The document entitled “The Economics of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2023: Financing needs and policy tools for the transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient economies” was unveiled by the organization’s Executive Secretary, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, during the global gathering that is taking place in Dubai.
ECLAC's Executive Secretary with the participants of the event.
1 December 2023 | News
In his first official activity at the global forum, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated in a side event organized by the Parliamentary Observatory on Climate Change and Just Transition.
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30 November 2023 | Announcement
The presentation will take place on Tuesday, December 12 at a virtual event led by the United Nations regional organization’s Executive Secretary, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs.
30 November 2023 | Infographic
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is participating in the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), a crucial milestone in the fight against the climate and ecological crisis, which is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 November to 12 December. The ECLAC delegation is headed by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary of the regional body, who will participate in various sessions of the global forum. You can learn more about ECLAC's participation in COP28 in the following image (click on the image to see it in full).