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Letter: Response to article on tax havens and the 2030 agenda of ECLAC

November 29, 2016
Letter: Response to article on tax havens and the 2030 agenda of ECLAC You published an article by Alicia Bárcena, the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), which contains the most ignorant and one sided critique on the global financial system that I have ever seen. Her article contains 14 references...

Commentary: Tax havens and funding the 2030 agenda

November 22, 2016
Commentary: Tax havens and funding the 2030 agenda Putting an end to tax evasion, tax avoidance and illicit flows of capital is a key element in mobilizing the financial resources needed to progress toward the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In that context, the international challenge of dealing with tax havens...

ECLAC delivers 'strong answer' to budgeting process needs of Caribbean public administrations

October 4, 2016
ECLAC delivers 'strong answer' to budgeting process needs of Caribbean public administrations PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has provided a “strong answer” to what senior public officials across the Caribbean have been searching for in order to improve the budgeting process of public administrations.

Commentary: Colombia: Peace as a force for transformation

September 29, 2016
Commentary: Colombia: Peace as a force for transformation The latest good tidings confirm that we are living through a change of era in Latin America. The building of peace will be the great force behind and the opportunity for progressive structural change, with equality, which will embrace as its own the goals of sustainable development.

Following Hurricane Earl, ECLAC sets the groundwork for disaster assessment in Belize

September 14, 2016
Following Hurricane Earl, ECLAC sets the groundwork for disaster assessment in Belize BELIZE CITY, Belize -- A team lead by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) sub-regional headquarters for the Caribbean carried out a mission to hurricane-struck Belize, to provide support to the government in its effort to undertake comprehensive...

Improved budgeting process on the horizon in St Kitts-Nevis, as ECLAC wraps-up training

August 10, 2016
Improved budgeting process on the horizon in St Kitts-Nevis, as ECLAC wraps-up training BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- A recent training workshop facilitated by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) sub-regional headquarters for the Caribbean has “opened the eyes” of the ministry of finance of St Kitts and Nevis on how budgeting can be done...

Caribbean growth rate to contract this year, says new ECLAC report

July 28, 2016
Caribbean growth rate to contract this year, says new ECLAC report SANTIAGO, Chile -- Latin American and Caribbean countries will show a -0.8% contraction in their growth rate in 2016, marking a steeper decline than in 2015 (-0.5%) and with very heterogeneous behaviour among countries and subregions, according to a new report released on Wednesday...

Senior government officials call for greater autonomy and gender equality across the Caribbean

July 27, 2016
Senior government officials call for greater autonomy and gender equality across the Caribbean PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- High-level government officials and senior international gender experts are calling for more to be done to ensure the economic and social autonomy of Caribbean women. Within the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the opportunities...

ECLAC team trains Belize public finance managers

July 22, 2016
ECLAC team trains Belize public finance managers BELMOPAN, Belize -- Twenty government officials from Belize benefitted from a one week workshop to build capacity in conducting public expenditure reviews (PERs), focusing on applications for education, health, agriculture and social protection. PERs are intended to align expenditures...

Turks and Caicos has one of the fastest growing populations in the Caribbean

July 21, 2016
Turks and Caicos has one of the fastest growing populations in the Caribbean PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The population of the Turks and Caicos Islands could reach 55,498 people by the year 2027 – compared with 32,199 in 2012 – according to the medium projection in a joint report on Wednesday today by the Economic Commission for Latin America and...

Dominica is CARICOM forerunner in renewable energy use, latest ECLAC report reveals

July 21, 2016
Dominica is CARICOM forerunner in renewable energy use, latest ECLAC report reveals PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- With renewables accounting for 28 percent of electricity generation, Dominica is the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member that consumes the largest proportion of its energy from renewable sources according to a newly released Economic Commission...

Caribbean summit embraces proposal for debt relief

June 11, 2016
Caribbean summit embraces proposal for debt relief HAVANA, Cuba -- The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) fully supported the debt relief initiative presented by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), which, among other measures, proposes the creation of a resilience fund as part of a strategy...

ECLAC convenes regional policy dialogue and training workshop in Trinidad

May 17, 2016
ECLAC convenes regional policy dialogue and training workshop in Trinidad PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- High level decision makers make ready to seize the many opportunities to be gained through initiatives in renewable energy technologies in the Caribbean, as ECLAC convenes a regional policy dialogue and training workshop, with the support of...

Commentary: Progressive structural change with a 2030 horizon

May 16, 2016
Commentary: Progressive structural change with a 2030 horizon The world today is undergoing a change of era. The unprecedented rise in global inequality, the increasingly severe effects of climate change and the ambivalent role played by the technological revolution, which multiplies capacities and threatens employment, are signs revealing that the...

ECLAC to enhance member states' ability to forecast public expenditure

May 14, 2016
ECLAC to enhance member states' ability to forecast public expenditure PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Senior policy makers from the ministries of finance, education, health and agriculture in three Caribbean states recently received a comprehensive introduction to the ECLAC Development Account project, “Strengthening the technical capacity of public...

ECLAC calls for Caribbean resilience fund at high-level meeting in St Kitts

April 23, 2016
ECLAC calls for Caribbean resilience fund at high-level meeting in St Kitts BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has made a call for the creation of a Caribbean Resilience Fund as part of a debt alleviation strategy based on a climate change swap proposal. “The swap will involve the use of pledged...

Caribbean development trajectory and debt outlook to be discussed in St Kitts-Nevis

April 16, 2016
Caribbean development trajectory and debt outlook to be discussed in St Kitts-Nevis BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- A proposal to address the Caribbean’s high debt burden and strategies to achieve sustainable development in the region will be the focus of discussions when two important meetings of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)...

Policymakers meet in Trinidad to discuss attainment of SDGs for the Caribbean

April 6, 2016
Policymakers meet in Trinidad to discuss attainment of SDGs for the Caribbean PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Pursuit of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) was due to be the main focus of discussion at a meeting in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Tuesday. Policymakers, representatives from...

New skills for government statisticians in Cayman Islands, Jamaica and St Kitts-Nevis

April 5, 2016
New skills for government statisticians in Cayman Islands, Jamaica and St Kitts-Nevis KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are jointly hosting a regional capacity building workshop in Kingston, Jamaica from 4-15 April 2016.

ECLAC supports St Lucia's drive towards renewable energy

March 15, 2016
ECLAC supports St Lucia's drive towards renewable energy CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean is actively supporting the government of Saint Lucia as the country transitions from the use of fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.

Senior policymakers to meet in St Kitts to discuss Caribbean debt relief

March 10, 2016
Senior policymakers to meet in St Kitts to discuss Caribbean debt relief BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Caribbean office will convene the fourth meeting of the Caribbean Development Roundtable (CDR) in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis, on April 21, 2016.

New partnership to strengthen disaster assessment in the Caribbean

February 17, 2016
New partnership to strengthen disaster assessment in the Caribbean PANAMA CITY, Panama -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is partnering with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in its effort to strengthen the ability of countries across Latin America and the Caribbean...

Caribbean experiences build Latin American expertise

February 8, 2016
Caribbean experiences build Latin American expertise LIMA, Peru -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean has applied its experience in the Caribbean towards building the disaster assessment capacity in Peru’s National Center for Estimation, Prevention and...

Latin American and Caribbean economies will grow just 0.2pct in 2016 in complex global scenario

December 18, 2015
Latin American and Caribbean economies will grow just 0.2pct in 2016 in complex global scenario 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.

ECLAC side event at COP21 advocates Caribbean debt relief

December 9, 2015
ECLAC side event at COP21 advocates Caribbean debt relief 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).

Commentary: The climate agreement in Paris: Betting on collective action

December 8, 2015
Commentary: The climate agreement in Paris: Betting on collective action 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...

Caribbean experience helps strengthen Peruvian disaster capacity

October 30, 2015
Caribbean experience helps strengthen Peruvian disaster capacity 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...

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