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ECLAC Will Launch Social Panorama of Latin America 2013

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29 November 2013|Press Release

The annual report, which will be presented by Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena, provides a multidimensional view of poverty.

(28 November 2013) Patterns in poverty and extreme poverty, as well as recent trends in income distribution and public social spending, are some of the topics covered in the report Social Panorama of Latin America 2013, which will be launched on Thursday 5 December 2013 at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.

The document's main conclusions will be presented at 11.00 a.m. during a press conference by the Executive Secretary of ECLACAlicia Bárcena, who will provide a regional projection of poverty and extreme poverty for 2013, as well as national results.

The 21st edition of the report also includes:

-A multidimensional and exploratory analysis of poverty.

-Patterns in child poverty in Latin America (using a rights-based approach).

-Dimensions of well-being related to space, time and co-existence.

-Coverage of contributions to health and pension schemes in the region.


The media are invited to attend the press conference launching the Social Panorama of Latin America 2013, which will be held at the ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Celso Furtado Conference Room).


Any queries should be sent to the ECLAC Public Information Unit.

E-mail:; Telephone: (56 2) 2210 2040.

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