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8 March 2024 | Op-ed
By José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary.
Director Diane Quarless of ECLAC Caribbean says #investinwomen
7 March 2024 | News
The international community has committed to making every effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, yet we remain disturbingly behind when it comes to meeting the targets for achievement of gender equality and empowering all women and girls. The SDG indicators measuring progress on this goal signal that, globally, we are only on track to reach 15.4 per cent of the targets set for gender equality. Even more worrisome is the fact that 61.5 per cent of the gender equality targets are far or very far off track.
6 March 2024 | Infographic
In recent years, cascading crises, including the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, have highlighted the unjust social organization of care and the need for a new development model centred on care and the sustainability of life (ECLAC, 2022). These crises present an opportunity to design bold policies and to transition to a care society that prioritizes people and the planet (ECLAC, 2022). In the Buenos Aires Commitment, adopted at the fifteenth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, the member States of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) agreed to transition to a care society, focusing on new areas for a transformative, gender-equal and sustainable recovery. They recognized care as a right to provide and receive care and to exercise self-care. The Regional Gender Agenda calls for the promotion of measures to overcome the sexual division of labour and move towards a fair social organization of care, in the framework of a new development model that fosters gender equality in the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The recognition of care as a right makes it necessary to strengthen the role of States at the national and subnational levels, through care policies and systems based on the principles of equality, universality and social and gender co-responsibility, including coordinated policies on time, resources, benefits and universal and quality public services in the territory. The present document was prepared in response to the Buenos Aires Commitment, in which ECLAC was instructed to prepare a document on guiding principles for the design of policies, from a gender, intersectional and intercultural perspective and the perspective of territory, within the framework of human rights.
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6 March 2024 | News
ECLAC and UN Women presented the joint document "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Regional Gender Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean. Gender Indicators up to 2023”.
Banner Regional Dialogues of Water 2024 ENG
6 March 2024 | Announcement
The annual meeting organized by ECLAC and IICA will be held March 11-13 at IICA headquarters in San José. High-level officials from Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to attend.
5 March 2024 | Press Release
ECLAC's Demographic Observatory 2023 report, launched today, examines the demographic dynamics of Latin America and its impact on the labor force.
4 March 2024 | Press Release
The United Nations regional economic commission and the Government of Guatemala align efforts to quicken the pace in moving towards more productive, inclusive and sustainable development in the Central American country.
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4 March 2024 | News
The intergovernmental meeting will be held on April 4 and 5, 2024 in Bogota.
26 February 2024 | Announcement
The program will run from July 8 to August 30 at the United Nations regional organization’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
21 de February de 2024 | Press Release
Las autoridades, reunidas en Chile en la Ministerial de Educación Santiago 2024 a fines de enero, acordaron trabajar para recuperar lo perdido durante la pandemia y transformar los sistemas educativos. Subrayaron la importancia de un financiamiento sostenible, políticas innovadoras y estrategias inclusivas y resilientes para pasar del compromiso a la acción.
21 February 2024 | Press Release
The 2023 version of this document includes select indicators on the economic, social and environmental situation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
15 February 2024 | Press Release
The DDO’s first figures reveal major lags in digital technology adoption by the region’s productive sector.
6 February 2024 | Announcement
The presentation of the Digital Development Observatory (ODD) will take place on Thursday, February 15 in a virtual event led by the Executive Secretary of the regional UN organization, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs.
25 January 2024 | Press Release
The meeting, organized by the Ministry of Education of Chile (MINEDUC) and UNESCO, with the support of ECLAC, CAF, UNICEF and the World Bank, addresses the challenge of educational reactivation, the transformation of teaching, and financing. To overcome these challenges, it is necessary to have public policies to guarantee the right to education for 125 million students in the region.
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24 January 2024 | News
At a ceremony held in the framework of a special meeting of ECOSOC, which took place in Chile, ECLAC launched a new edition of the renowned Chilean lawyer’s memoirs entitled “Cooperate or Perish: The Dilemma of the World Community.”
24 de January de 2024 | Speech
Palabras del Secretario Ejecutivo de la CEPAL, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, en el evento paralelo a la reunión del ECOSOC “Reedición de las memorias de Hernán Santa Cruz, ‘Cooperar o perecer: el dilema de la comunidad mundial’ y celebración de su legado”.
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24 January 2024 | News
A ceremony to commemorate this United Nations regional commission’s 75th anniversary was held in the framework of the Special Meeting of UN ECOSOC that is taking place in Santiago, Chile.
24 January 2024 | Speech
Remarks by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
23 January 2024 | Press Release
For the second time in its history, one of the United Nations’ most important organs is holding a Special Meeting at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile, on the topic of “The future of work: towards a productive, inclusive and sustainable global society.”
Photo of traffic in Port of Spain, Trinidad
22 January 2024 | News
The direct economic cost of traffic in Trinidad and Tobago is an estimated TT$2.26 billion per year or 1.37 per cent of GDP; with the average commuter spending an average 793 hours, cumulatively 33 days – one month of the year in traffic delays. These are two of the main findings of the study Assessment of the economic costs of vehicle traffic congestion in the Caribbean – A case study of Trinidad and Tobago, produced by ECLAC Caribbean.