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ECLAC Addresses the Paradoxes and Challenges of Climate Change’s Economic and Social Impact in the Region

ECLAC Addresses the Paradoxes and Challenges of Climate Change’s Economic and Social Impact in the Region

(22 September 2014) Preliminary estimates suggest that the economic costs of climate change will be around 2.5 % of Latin America and the Caribbean’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in…

Low Economic Growth in 2014 Could Affect Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean

Low Economic Growth in 2014 Could Affect Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean

(May 22, 2014) The economic scenario in 2014, with an estimated growth rate of 2.7%, is far from auspicious for the evolution of the regional labor market and presents major…

ECLAC Committee of the Whole, Twenty-eighth session, New York, 22 May 2014

ECLAC Committee of the Whole, Twenty-eighth session, New York, 22 May 2014

    Provisional agenda English Spanish Compacts for Equality Towards a Sustainable Future English Spanish   Compacts for Equality Towards a Sustainable Future (powerpoint) English Spanish Regional integration Towards an…

13th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – Monday, 19 May, New york

13th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – Monday, 19 May, New york

  ECLAC will be holding a side event for the 13th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues; “Indigenous peoples in Latin America: Progress made in the last…

Equality for women tops agenda for ECLAC

Equality for women tops agenda for ECLAC

(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…

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

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

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…

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

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

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…

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…

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

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

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…

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

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

(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…

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