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Equality for women tops agenda for ECLAC

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(Op-Ed by Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and current Coordinator of the Regional Commissions) As we come to the end of the year, we, the women of Latin America and the Caribbean can be satisfied and hopeful, thanks to the commitments made by our countries in [...]

Foreign Direct Investment Flows to Latin America Rose by 6% in the First Half of 2013

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) to Latin America displayed moderate growth in the first half of this year, compared with the year-earlier period in 2012, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The 13 countries of the region that provided data received 102.951 billion dollars, which was 6% higher than the [...]

Dominican Republic Will Host the 12th Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The situation of Latin American and Caribbean women is once more at the heart of regional debate thanks to the meeting organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) to review fulfilment of national gender equality commitments. The 12th session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the [...]

MESSAGES FROM LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN FOR THE SECOND HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT Rapporteur’s report* *

Please click on the following links MESSAGES FROM LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN FOR THE SECOND HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT Rapporteur’s report  (ENGLISH) MENSAJES DESDE AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE PARA EL SEGUNDO DIÁLOGO DE ALTO NIVEL SOBRE LA MIGRACIÓN INTERNACIONAL Y EL DESARROLLO Informe de relatoría* (SPANISH)  

ECLAC Predicts that the Region’s Exports Will Grow by 1.5% and Imports by 4.5% in 2013

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The foreign trade performance of Latin America and the Caribbean reflects the weak global economy. Regional export values are expected to grow by just 1.5% in 2013 (3% in volumes and -1.5% in prices) – which is similar to the 1.4% growth observed in 2012. Meanwhile, imports are expected to expand by 4.5%, which will [...]

Region’s Countries Must Strengthen Institutions in Order to Maximize the Contribution of Natural Resources to Development

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(28 May 2013) According to a new ECLAC document launched today, Latin American countries must review and strengthen the institutions and instruments in order to maximize the contribution of natural resources to regional development, particularly in the current cycle of high prices. The report Natural resources within the Union of South American Nations: Status and [...]

ECLAC Committee of the Whole, 27th Session, 28-29 May

29 May 2013) At the Twenty-seventh Session of the Committee of the Whole of ECLAC, on 28 and 29 May 2013 in New York, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of this United Nations regional commission, set out topics including the position of the region today and the implications of the proposed structural change for equality spearheaded [...]

Executive Secretary of ECLAC Met with Cuban President Raúl Castro

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(15 February 2013) The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, met on Wednesday 13th February with the President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of Cuba, Raúl Castro, as part of an official visit to the island that began on Monday 11 [...]

Economists from Latin America and the European Union Share their Visions on the Future of the Two Regions

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Renowned Latin American and European economists met at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the biregional relationship in the current scenario of international turmoil. The event is taking place as part of the 1st Summit of the Community [...]

ECLAC Predicts an Upturn in Economic Growth for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013

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In 2013, Latin America and the Caribbean will see stronger economic growth, despite ongoing uncertainties at the international level (particularly the difficulties faced by Europe, the United States and China), according to new estimates released today in Santiago, Chile, by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). According to the Preliminary Overview [...]

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