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14 July 2022 | Press Release
Mario Cimoli, the organization’s Acting Executive Secretary, and Arnoldo André Tinoco, the Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, participated in a meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2022, focused on listening to messages from the regions. Prior to that, both authorities spoke at a virtual side event on Development in Transition.
23 June 2022 | Press Release
Senior authorities, specialists and members of civil society participated in the Special Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, which concluded today at ECLAC’s headquarters in Chile.
22 June 2022 | Press Release
Women’s Affairs Ministers and representatives of international organizations, academia and civil society are participating in the Special Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, which was inaugurated today in Chile.
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.
28 March 2022 | Press Release
Today, the ECLAC Executive Secretary, along with the Minister of Women, Genders, and Diversity of Argentina, Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, participated in the Debt, Genders, and Care Seminar held in Buenos Aires. This was her final public activity as leader of the regional organization of the United Nations after nearly fourteen years.
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.
9 March 2022 | Press Release
At the conclusion of the Fifth Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, representatives from the region committed to redoubling efforts to effectively implement the 2030 Agenda. Authorities and delegates also paid a heartfelt tribute to Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary.
8 March 2022 | Press Release
Government authorities, international officials and representatives of civil society commemorated International Women’s Day at the regional gathering that is taking place in Costa Rica.
7 March 2022 | Press Release
The Fifth Meeting of this intergovernmental gathering was inaugurated by the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena.
26 January 2022 | Press Release
Ministers of Women’s Affairs and authorities from mechanisms for women’s advancement in Latin America and the Caribbean inaugurated today the 62nd Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women, organized by ECLAC in coordination with UN Women.
24 November 2021 | Press Release
The United Nations regional organization’s Gender Equality Observatory released today the latest statistics available on this true “shadow pandemic.”
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.
30 September 2021 | Press Release
This was one of the agreements reached at the Sixty-first Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by ECLAC in coordination with UN Women.
29 September 2021 | Press Release
Authorities and representatives of civil society and international organizations participated in the first day of the Sixty-first Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by ECLAC in coordination with UN Women.
20 May 2021 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary delivered a virtual keynote lecture in the framework of a series entitled Post-2030: Women Leaders for a Sustainable Future, organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
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.
26 February 2021 | Press Release
During the 60th Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by ECLAC in coordination with UN Women, authorities adopted a declaration that will be presented during the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
23 February 2021 | Press Release
Authorities from the region, international officials and feminist organizations participated in the inauguration of the 60th Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by ECLAC in coordination with UN Women.

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