Since 1980, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have worked together to promote economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

ECLAC's official mandate is to contribute to economic and social development in Latin America, to coordinate actions to promote and strengthen the economic relations between countries and with other nations of the world.

Thanks to its recognition in the region, ECLAC is...

2020-2022 Programme

The ECLAC-BMZ/giz Cooperation Program 2020-2022 aims to improve ECLACs and its selected member countries' technical and institutional bases to promote sustainable development in the field of urban connectivity. This is understood as the mobility of goods, people and services, for which the impacts of digitalization are hold into consideration.