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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.
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.
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.
30 November 2021 | Press Release
In a new joint report, the two UN organizations indicate that in the medium term it will be necessary to rebuild more resilient labour markets and foster formalization.
4 November 2021 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, and Camillo Gonsalves, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Information Technology of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, led a seminar on this issue prior to the 20th meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
19 November 2020 | Press Release
The Executive Secretary of the United Nations organization, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a webinar entitled “Latin America: Church, Pope Francis and pandemic-related scenarios,” organized by the papal headquarters.
10 November 2020 | Press Release
In a new joint publication, these two United Nations organizations stress that to emerge from the crisis, active macro policies are needed along with sectoral policies that would promote sustainable development with employment.
2 November 2020 | Press Release
In a special chapter of the “ECLAC’s Horizons” program, the organization’s Executive Secretary delved into the issues addressed during the Commission’s 38th session and the policy proposals for a post-pandemic recovery.
28 October 2020 | Press Release
The United Nations regional commission’s thirty-eighth session concluded today with a ceremony led by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed; the Permanent Representative of Guyana to the UN, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett; ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena; and Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister, Rodolfo Solano.
27 October 2020 | Press Release
At its 38th session, ECLAC unveiled its development proposal for Latin American and Caribbean countries.
26 October 2020 | Press Release
The Presidents of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, and Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, along with UN Secretary-General António Guterres; ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena; the OECD’s Secretary-General, Ángel Gurría; and the IMF’s Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, kicked off the regional organization’s most important biennial meeting, which will be held virtually through Wednesday, October 28.
15 October 2020 | Press Release
The regional organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, presented today the eighth special report produced by the institution in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, during a web seminar that featured the intervention of prominent figures from Latin America and the Caribbean..

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