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Executive Secretary of ECLAC convenes 33rd session of the Committee of the Whole, 27 February 2019 (Presentations)

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The 33rd session of the Committee of the Whole was convened on 27 February 2019.  It was chaired by the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Ms. Alicia Barcena, and the Government of Cuba in its capacity as Chair of the Committee of the Whole of ECLAC. The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodriguez Abascal, and had the President of ECOSOC, Ambassador Inga Rhonda King of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as special guest. During the meeting, Ms. Barcena presented the economic and social panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean, followed by a discussion with Permanent Representatives and delegates of the region on trends, gaps and policy recommendations to accelerate implementation of Agenda 2030.

The Committee of the Whole also discussed the SG’s reform of the UN development system. Under this agenda item, the President of ECOSOC provided an overview of upcoming milestones in the UNDS reform process and areas to be considered by Member States in the context of the ECOSOC Operational Activities Segment in May 2019, including salient elements of the second phase of the regional review.

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