6 December 2018 | News
ECLAC advances its debt swap proposal as a strategy that the Caribbean can assist economies in, with financing, adaptation and mitigation projects, and in jump starting economic growth, while at once easing the burden of debt.
26 April 2018 | Press Release
The meeting convened by ECLAC and hosted by the Government of Saint Lucia, took place today in Gros Islet.
12 December 2017 | News
The UN Commission recently presented the initiative at the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference held in New York.
27 November 2017 | News
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean has established a task force to advance ECLAC’s Debt for Climate Adaptation Swap Initiative.
20 November 2017 | News
The CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference: “Building a more Climate Resilient Community” looks to mobilise international financial support for the countries devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
24 October 2017 | Press Release
ECLAC’s debt relief proposal for the countries most affected by recent hurricanes was presented by Alicia Bárcena, the organization’s Executive Secretary, at a high-level ECOSOC meeting in New York.
30 August 2017 | Press Release
Andrew Holness advocated for greater integration among the countries of the Caribbean and Latin America and gave his backing to the Caribbean debt relief proposal presented by the organization.
20 July 2017 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena encouraged Caribbean countries to present their Voluntary National Reviews on the Sustainable Development Goals in future sessions of the High-Level Political Forum, which is held each year in New York.
12 July 2017 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the organization, presented the outlook for the subregion during an event held in New York in the framework of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum.
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.
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.
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.
13 July 2015 | Press Release
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will present this proposal at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, to take place in Addis Ababa.
8 May 2015 | News
Deputy Executive Secretary Antonio Prado outlined the need to address the issue of debt relief in a sustainable manner.
6 May 2015 | Press Release
Antonio Prado signaled that if the Caribbean is to achieve equitable growth in an environmentally sustainable manner, critical challenges will have to be addressed.
30 April 2015 | News
The event is co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the United Nations system in Trinidad and Tobago.