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In a New Report, ECLAC Analyses Trends in Regional Poverty and the Situation of the Pension Systems in Latin America

18 December 2017|Announcement

The United Nations organization will unveil its report Social Panorama 2017 at a press conference in Mexico on Wednesday 20 December.

On Wednesday 20 December, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will unveil its report Social Panorama of Latin America 2017, which examines the evolution of regional poverty and presents an analysis of the pension systems in Latin America and their challenges in the face of the current demographic transition.

The regional organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will give a press conference at 9 a.m. (GMT-6) in the building of the Commission’s Subregional Headquarters in Mexico, to present the main findings of the publication.

The presentation will be transmitted live on the Internet via ECLAC’s website

In addition to the traditional analysis of regional poverty and income inequality, the document’s current edition is centered on the region’s pension systems: from its legal foundations, demographic challenges and recent trends in terms of coverage and sufficiency of benefits to the characteristics of the reforms carried out in countries and their impact on women’s economic autonomy in old age.

In May of this year, ECLAC released the Social Panorama of Latin America 2016, which was focused on the measurement and analysis of the diverse dimensions of social inequality in Latin America.

Members of the media are invited to attend the press conference at ECLAC’s Subregional Headquarters in Mexico City (MCS Corporate Building, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Avenue # 193, 14th floor, Colonia Granada, Delegación Miguel Hidalgo) or follow it online.

To confirm attendance, contact María Luisa Díaz de León in Mexico City. Email:; Telephone: (52 55) 4170 5665; Cell phone: (52 55) 5416 9297.

For queries or to arrange interviews, contact ECLAC’s Public Information Unit in Santiago, Chile. Email:; Telephone: (56 2) 2210 2040.

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