In its annual report Social Panorama of Latin America, ECLAC estimates that the number of people living in extreme poverty rose by around 5 million between 2020 and 2021. The United Nations organization calls for moving towards universal, comprehensive, sustainable and resilient social protection systems.
ECLAC’s Office in Brazil, DIEESE and FES Brasil launched a report on The Big Push for Sustainability and the dynamics of employment, work and income: Work in the context of the Brazilian economy’s social and ecological transformation.
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, stressed the importance of international cooperation to redistribute concessional funding to the nations most affected by the crisis, at a high-level event held in the framework of the UN General Assembly.
Alicia Bárcena, the organization’s Executive Secretary, participated in the 14th National Dialogue for a Social Mexico: Development and Society after the Pandemic, organized by the UNAM’s University Program for Development Studies.
ECLAC’s new annual report warns that the crisis has worsened the region’s structural problems, forecasts a deceleration for next year, and affirms that in order to sustain inclusive, dynamic and sustainable growth, more investment and employment are needed.
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will unveil the document during a virtual press conference on Thursday, July 8, held from the institution’s central headquarters in Santiago, Chile.