News from ECLAC:
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
December 18, 2015
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Latin American and Caribbean economies will contract -0.4% on average in 2015 and will grow just 0.2% next year, affected by a complex external scenario, according to new projections unveiled on Thursday by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
December 9, 2015
PARIS, France -- The possibilities for integrating the twin imperatives of pursuing climate resilience and debt reduction with a proposal for debt for climate adaptation swaps, was due to be considered at a side event held during the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21).
December 8, 2015
At the 21 Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which takes place in Paris from November 30 to December 11, the governments of the world face the challenge of reaching an agreement to limit global temperature rise to below...
October 30, 2015
LIMA, Peru -- Peru is among the countries of Latin America that is most vulnerable to natural disasters. The establishment of the National Center for Disaster Assessment, Prevention and Risk Reduction (CENEPRED) is among the most significant efforts undertaken in recent times by the Peruvian government...
October 26, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana-- A decade ago, Guyana was only served by a few airlines. Today that number has more than doubled, and airlines have also increased their frequency on existing routes in recent weeks. Moreover, more international carriers are set to enter the Guyana market in the near future.
October 13, 2015
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- For the first time ever, students from Trinidad have received first-hand information on disaster assessment from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional office in Port of Spain. A team from the ECLAC Port of Spain office visited the...
October 10, 2015
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- In an effort to increase technical cooperation with its host country, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean recently co-organized with the Office for Disaster Preparedness and Management...
October 10, 2015
Is it helpful to describe Latin America and the Caribbean as if it were a single entity? What does this do to the way the Caribbean is perceived? In recent years the expression Latin America and the Caribbean, or LAC for short, has become a catch-all, used increasingly to view trends in nations that are...
August 26, 2015
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Representatives from Caribbean countries met on August 24-25 in Saint Lucia to identify opportunities for collective action on the path towards the full implementation of access rights to information, public participation and justice in environmental matters, enshrined...
August 1, 2015
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Policy makers and children in Costa Rica will soon be better prepared to prevent and deal with disasters, as ECLAC Caribbean brings its disaster assessment package to the country. Officials from ECLAC Caribbean will visit Costa Rica from 3-5 August, at the invitation of the...
July 30, 2015
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Panama will lead Latin America and the Caribbean countries in economic growth that will average 0.5 percent in 2015, according to United Nations projections released on Wednesday, which note that, to reverse the region’s economic slowdown, more investments are needed...
July 14, 2015
TORONTO, Ontario -- A climate action statement that will address the continued warming of the earth’s atmosphere was signed by 23 governments, including Ontario, Quebec, and California at the Climate Change Summit of the Americas in Toronto last weekend. The main objective is to meet a target...
July 14, 2015
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) proposes debt relief for Caribbean countries on the part of multilateral credit institutions and the creation of a regional resilience fund, considering that this burden hinders the subregion’s economic and...
July 14, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is considering a proposal for the region to pursue gradual write-off of its multi-lateral debt as a means of economic prosperity. The debt relief strategy was put forward by the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean...
July 6, 2015
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development, which will be held from July 13 to July 16 in Addis Ababa, represents a unique opportunity to overcome the challenges that middle-income countries face, to procure effective financing at all income levels, and to fulfill the...
June 19, 2015
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is the first of seven Caribbean countries to receive training on post disaster needs assessment from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean. The training will...
June 17, 2015
CUSCO, Peru -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional office for the Caribbean is strengthening the capacity of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to assess the damages and losses caused by disasters. This is through a damage and loss...
June 15, 2015
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will launch on Wednesday in Washington, DC, the Inter-American Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), a multisectoral effort to combat the causes of 80% of deaths...
May 28, 2015
SANTIAGO, Chile -- The Caribbean receives higher amounts of foreign direct investment (FDI) when compared to other developing economies, according to a newly published report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Entitled “Foreign Direct Investment in..
May 15, 2015
LIMA, Peru (ILO) -- The unencouraging economic outlook for the current year will likely prompt a mild increase in the regional unemployment rate to 6.2% from the 6.0% registered in 2014, according to estimates released on Thursday by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean...
May 1, 2015
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The case of Cuba must be distinguished because it has opened up to foreign investment but selects important items for the country and protects national jobs, Alicia Barcena, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)...
April 24, 2015
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Deputy premier and minister for natural resources and labour, Dr Kedrick Pickering, has stressed the need for greater engagement between the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the British Virgin Islands as an associate member.
September 19, 2013
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GIU) -- Montserrat is to present a case study on how information communication technology (ICT) is being used on island in disaster risk management (DRM) situations at the ICT for DRM workshop taking place in Trinidad this week. On Wednesday morning, National ICT Council members...
August 10, 2013
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trade experts from 12 regional territories will be the beneficiaries of training workshops, to be hosted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on 14 and 15 August 2013, at the sub-regional headquarters for the Caribbean.
July 8, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Caribbean authorities and members of civil society will be meeting in Georgetown, Guyana, to assess the region’s progress in implementing the programme of action of the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development.
July 8, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) sub-regional headquarters for the Caribbean will convene the sixteenth meeting of the monitoring committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee this week.
July 1, 2013
SANTIAGO, Chile -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, will deliver a lecture on "The Problem of Drugs in the Americas" on Monday at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
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