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.
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.
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.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated in a virtual event on progress towards a circular economy in Latin America and the Caribbean, which was organized by the UN regional commission, the Presidency of COP25 and Euroclima+.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, gave a presentation on a high-level international panel held in the framework of Latin America Energy Week, where she affirmed the urgency of the transition towards renewable energies with full social inclusion.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated today in the presentation of the global report “Cities and Pandemics: Towards a More Just, Green and Healthy Future,” organized by UN-Habitat and the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.
At an event organized by the Regional Office of UNEP and the National College of Mexico, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary urged for changing the development paradigm that has led to overshooting the planet’s limits, with high economic and social costs.
During the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the OECD Programme for the region, Alicia Bárcena reaffirmed the importance of addressing current challenges with renewed partnerships and international cooperation based on common interests.
On the day of celebrations organized by ECLAC, the region’s countries reaffirmed the importance of the first regional environmental treaty and their commitment to protecting the planet and the people who defend it.