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6 June 2022 | Press Release
A new special report by ECLAC indicates that the economic deceleration, higher inflation and the slow and incomplete recovery of labor markets will increase poverty, extreme poverty and food insecurity in the region in 2022.
1 April 2022 | Press Release
The Argentine economist will replace Mexican diplomat Alicia Bárcena, who concluded her mandate on March 31 after nearly 14 years at the helm of ECLAC.
31 March 2022 | Press Release
As of April 1, 2022, she will be succeeded on an interim basis by Mario Cimoli, the Commission’s current Deputy Executive Secretary.
17 March 2022 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary delivered a keynote speech at FAO’s regional headquarters, where tribute was paid to her distinguished trajectory at the United Nations.
25 January 2022 | Press Release
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.
3 December 2021 | Press Release
In the framework of the thirty-sixth session of the Committee of the Whole of ECLAC, the organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, presented five innovative financing for development proposals for the region.
2 December 2021 | Press Release
The Development Centre of the OECD, ECLAC, CAF and the European Commission launch today their joint report Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO) 2021.
15 November 2021 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations regional commission, made an official visit to Lima today, where she met with President Pedro Castillo and members of his Cabinet.
17 September 2021 | Press Release
The Commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, officially submitted the proposal addressing the structural causes of migration to high-level authorities from these countries.
26 August 2021 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, participated today in a high-level forum organized by FILAC, where she stressed the urgency of reaffirming the centrality of indigenous peoples’ rights and of making the “Good Living” paradigm a reality.
8 July 2021 | Press Release
In a new report, ECLAC raised its regional growth estimate for this year to 5.2% based on an economic rebound but that does not ensure sustained expansion. It warns that the social impacts of the crisis are worsening and will continue during the recovery.
10 June 2021 | Press Release
The regional commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated today in a solidarity event for forcibly displaced persons and the communities that host them, organized by the governments of Spain, Guatemala and Costa Rica, with the support of UNHCR and the OAS.
29 April 2021 | Press Release
A special issue of the CEPAL Review on COVID-19’s economic and social effects in the region was presented during a webinar led by Alicia Bárcena, the organization’s Executive Secretary.
26 April 2021 | Press Release
The Regional review meeting on the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was inaugurated today.
9 de April de 2021 | Press Release
La Secretaria Ejecutiva de la CEPAL participó en el plenario del Consejo Económico y Social de Argentina, que fue inaugurado por el Presidente Alberto Fernández.
24 March 2021 | Press Release
The latest version of this flagship publication by the United Nations regional commission presents a selection of indicators and statistics on the social, economic and environmental situation of the region’s countries.
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.
4 March 2021 | Press Release
In a new annual report, ECLAC estimates that the total number of poor people rose to 209 million by the end of 2020, which is 22 million more people than in the previous year. In addition, it calls for creating a new welfare state.
10 February 2021 | Press Release
In a new special report, ECLAC stresses that it is essential to advance toward policies that contribute to a sustainable recovery with gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.
13 January 2021 | Press Release
Government authorities and international officials participated in the Fourth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of ECLAC’s Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, in the framework of the XII Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized jointly with UNDP.

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