14 July 2021 | News
The UN regional commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, and the Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Rodolfo Solano, participated in a meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2021, focused on listening to messages from the regions.
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.
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.
17 March 2021 | News
Representatives of government, international organizations, the private sector and civil society participated in debates on the second day of the fourth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, which is being held virtually.
17 March 2021 | News
At a side event to the Forum of the Countries on Sustainable Development 2021, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, urged the region to act with a single voice to promote healthier, more sustainable and more equitable food systems.
16 March 2021 | Press Release
The fourth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development was inaugurated today by high-level authorities who called urgently for reinvigorating the regional response to the pandemic.
13 March 2021 | News
The annual gathering’s main panels will be transmitted live from March 15 to March 18. The invitation on social media is to participate in the debates using the hashtags #ForoALC2030 and #LACForum2030.
15 February 2021 | Announcement
Due to the global epidemiological situation, this event will take place virtually on March 15-18, 2021. During the meeting, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will present a report on regional progress and challenges in relation to the 2030 Agenda.
29 October 2020 | News
In the framework of the final day of ECLAC’s 38th session, members of civil society from Latin America and the Caribbean presented two documents with recommendations on how the region can emerge from the crisis prompted by the pandemic.
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.
15 de July de 2020 | News
En evento especial del Foro Político de Alto Nivel, Alicia Bárcena, Secretaria Ejecutiva de la CEPAL, resaltó la importancia de integrar la experiencia que las cinco Comisiones Económicas de la ONU tienen sobre economía, contextos sociales y medioambiente, y colocarla en primer plano a través de sus portales.
25 June 2020 | News
Also known as the SDG Gateway, this online portal is the result of a joint effort by United Nations agencies, funds and programs in the region.
1 de June de 2020 | News
La Secretaria Ejecutiva de la CEPAL participó en un panel de alto nivel sobre la relevancia de la agenda de desarrollo sostenible en tiempos del COVID-19, donde llamó a priorizar sectores para un gran impulso ambiental.
22 May 2020 | Press Release
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a high-level virtual meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to review progress on reform of the United Nations Development System and its response to the pandemic.
18 May 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary met today with members of civil society from Latin America and the Caribbean, where she stressed the region’s commitment to implementing the 2030 Agenda along with the importance of fulfilling it despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
17 May 2020 | News
In a virtual meeting with Latin American and Caribbean countries’ permanent representatives to the United Nations, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, presented the actions taken by the Commission in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
13 February 2020 | News
The meeting was held ahead of the fourth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, which will take place from March 28 to 31 in Havana, Cuba.
15 October 2019 | Press Release
The Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena gave an overview of Latin America and the Caribbean’s economic and social situation and informed participants about the Commission’s priorities for tackling the region’s most pressing challenges.
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.