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30 September 2022 | Press Release
The XIV Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean allowed to share and analyze experiences and strategies on how to get back on track with the SDGs through effective governance, social protection, and financing for development.
30 September 2022 | Press Release
The Fifth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean took place on Thursday, September 29 in the framework of the XIV Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized with UNDP.
29 September 2022 | Press Release
In the context of the XIV Ministerial Forum on Development of Latin America and the Caribbean, the Fifth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean of ECLAC will take place in Cuenca, Ecuador.
30 August 2022 | Press Release
Government authorities, international officials and specialists participated in the opening session of the Second Regional Seminar on Social Development, organized virtually by ECLAC in collaboration with various institutions.
10 August 2022 | Press Release
Mario Cimoli, Acting Executive Secretary of ECLAC, inaugurated an international seminar along with Chile’s Minister of Health, María Begoña Yarza, and the Director of PAHO, Carissa F. Etienne.
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.
28 October 2021 | Press Release
Today marked the close of the Fourth Session of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by ECLAC in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and with support from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.
26 October 2021 | Press Release
Authorities from Antigua and Barbuda and Mexico along with representatives of ECLAC and UNDP participated in the inauguration of the Fourth Session of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is taking place virtually through Thursday, October 28.
14 October 2021 | Press Release
The two United Nations agencies released a new joint report addressing the impact of the pandemic on health, the economy and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
12 January 2021 | Press Release
The XII Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, co-organized by UNDP, ECLAC and the Government of Colombia, includes the Fourth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, a subsidiary body of the Commission.
15 December 2020 | Press Release
The document produced jointly by ECLAC, UNICEF and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, recommends concrete actions for addressing violence against children and adolescents within the framework of the response to the COVID-19 crisis.
4 December 2020 | Press Release
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in one of the OECD’s high-level DEV Talks on integration and its drivers and constraints.
10 August 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated today in the XII session of the Inter-Parliamentary Monitoring Commission of the Pacific Alliance, which was held virtually.
30 July 2020 | Press Release
New joint report states that economic recovery will only be possible by flattening the curve of contagion. It proposes three phases to control the pandemic, reactivate the economy with protection, and rebuild in an inclusive and sustainable way.
13 July 2020 | Press Release
In the framework of the OECD-LAC Virtual Social Inclusion Ministerial Summit, Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, called for promoting universal, redistributive and solidarity-based social policies to confront the crisis.
10 July 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a side event at the United Nations High-level Political Forum on COVID-19’s socioeconomic impacts in the region and policy responses for building back better.
7 July 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated in an event entitled “Sharing Economic Benefits: Social Protection as a tool for Building Back Better after COVID-19,” held on the sidelines of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2020.
9 June 2020 | Press Release
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a high-level international event on inequalities and the informal economy during and after the pandemic.
5 June 2020 | Press Release
At a virtual meeting of parliamentarians from throughout the region, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary stressed the importance of having more efficient and open legislative bodies to tackle the crisis related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
21 May 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC and the ILO presented a new joint publication in which they analyze labour challenges in the wake of the pandemic. The organizations indicate that the crisis will likely cause 11.5 million more people to be unemployed in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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