May 22, 2022

Renewable Energy Finance: Catalysing a sustainable future for Island communities

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By Stacey Alvarez de la Campa From Island Innovation Introduction Access to affordable energy is one of the most pressing considerations faced by island communities, and it is a priority to actively promote and facilitate access to renewable energy, especially in the subregions of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). In Fiji, there are efforts underway […]

The high prevalence of non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean is exacerbating the pandemic’s impact and hindering the subregion’s progress towards sustainable development

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Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, and Camillo Gonsalves, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Information Technology of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, led a seminar on this issue prior to the 20th meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee. From ECLAC (November 4, 2021) The high prevalence of non-communicable diseases […]

Member States and Associate Countries of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee will Address Challenges to Accelerate the Recovery and Strengthen Economic Resilience in the Subregion

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The 20th meeting of the ECLAC subsidiary body’s Monitoring Committee will take place on Friday, November 5. (November 3, 2021) On Friday, November 5, the Member States and Associate Countries of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee will meet virtually in order to address the challenges posed by the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and to strengthen […]

PAHO and ECLAC call for accelerating vaccination processes, transforming health systems and building welfare states to control the pandemic and further the region’s recovery

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The two United Nations agencies released a new joint report addressing the impact of the pandemic on health, the economy and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, DC, 14 October, 2021 (PAHO/ECLAC) – In a new joint report released today, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and […]

Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena on inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The Time for Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean Has Arrived: With Urgency and Without Delay *By Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC On October 24th, we commemorated the 74th anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter. This represents the most coordinated multilateral effort the world has ever undertaken in […]

New funding opportunities for disability projects discussed at ECLAC

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Organizations working with persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the Caribbean have a better chance to access funds for disability-related projects, following a training workshop conducted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) sub-regional headquarters for the Caribbean. The workshop, which was held on 23 October 2019 at ECLAC Caribbean headquarters in […]

ECLAC News – ICT and knowledge management solutions for multi-island states

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ICT and knowledge management-based solutions to tackle multi-island challenges uncovered at ECLAC meeting The adoption of e-governance and knowledge management solutions would increase the availability, quality and accessibility of public services and reduce delivery costs in multi-island States and territories across the Caribbean. This, according to experts in the field of information communication technologies (ICTs) and […]

New opportunities for cooperation on sustainable development among Caribbean countries emerge at ECLAC meeting

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New opportunities have been identified for greater cooperation among Caribbean Small Island Developing States, as well as for collaboration with development partners and the wider United Nations system in the pursuit of sustainable development.  This, as policy makers and regional experts gathered for a two-day workshop hosted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and […]

Bridging the digital divide for persons with disabilities explored at ECLAC meeting

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Policymakers and experts have identified ways in which persons with disability can enjoy the benefits of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). This, during a meeting hosted by ECLAC Caribbean. While ICTs can break down barriers and ensure that everyone can participate actively in society, many people with disabilities are currently not able to use computers, […]

Economic slowdown continues with regional GDP expected to grow by 0.5% in 2019

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ECLAC presents its Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighting the importance of expanding fiscal space and reorienting investment, productivity and monetary policies to spur the economies of countries in the region. (July 31, 2019) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) expects economic growth in the region to continue to […]