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8 Sep 2022

Press Release

UNESCO, UNICEF and ECLAC warn that at the current rate, Latin America and the Caribbean will not achieve the education goals set by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The report highlights that while achievement with the education goals established in SDG4 of the 2030 Agenda was not assured before the COVID-19 pandemic, it is much less so now. The agencies emphasize that the targets will not be met without a change in the direction of policies and resource allocation for education.

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22 Aug 2022

Briefing note

Latin America and the Caribbean lost nearly 3 years of life expectancy at birth between 2019 and 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

New population estimates and projections for Latin America and the Caribbean used to estimate the demographic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic show that Latin America and the Caribbean lost 2.9 years of life expectancy at birth, from 75.1 years in 2019 to 72.1 years in 2021. This makes it the region of the world that lost the most years of life expectancy due to the pandemic.

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22 Aug 2022

Briefing note

Two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean: reflections for advancing towards universal, comprehensive, sustainable and resilient health and social protection systems

Analysis of the evolution of the pandemic clearly shows that the health crisis has not passed and that uncertainty remains. The prolonged crisis has highlighted not only the weaknesses of the region's health and social protection systems, but also the centrality of health for social and economic development.