May 7, 2021

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 […]

ECLAC Op-Ed

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2030 Agenda and Latin America and the Caribbean: Urgency at critical point *By Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have undertaken a huge commitment to the 2030 Agenda with important advances in the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nevertheless, trends reveal that compliance with […]

Small island developing states will not achieve the 2030 Agenda

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Small Island Developing States Will Not Achieve the 2030 Agenda if They Do Not Obtain Financing and International Support for Effective Adaptation to Climate Change ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, spoke today at a special session organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in New York. (November 13, 2018) The Executive Secretary […]

Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean bolster their Cooperation to build a new narrative for development with emphasis on economies in transition

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The EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a high-level dialogue held in Santiago. The complexity of the distinct challenges faced by Latin American and Caribbean countries along their path to development requires a new cooperation narrative that gives special […]

Caribbean must equalise to grow and grow to equalise – ECLAC

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By Desmond Brown KINGSTON | NEW YORK (ACP-IDN) – If they are to meet commitments agreed under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its sustainable development goals (SDGs), the countries of the Caribbean must focus on closing the structural gaps they still have – particularly with regard to gender equality and financial and fiscal […]

The Editor speaks: Is the teeth real or false?

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The Older Persons Law 2017 came into effect today (Monday 17) but is it really going to make a cent of difference? Has the law real teeth or is it just false? The law was passed in the Legislative Assembly last March and I asked a similar question then. Nothing has changed. There are no […]

ECLAC Proposes that Caribbean focus efforts on gender equality, climate change and debt relief to meet 2030 agenda

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Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the organization, presented the outlook for the subregion during an event held in New York in the framework of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum In the current world context, the countries of the Caribbean must focus on closing the structural gaps they still have, particularly with regard to gender […]

Call for members of Cayman Islands’ Disabilities Council

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – As plans for The Disabilities (Solomon Webster) Law, 2016 to be brought into force next year proceed, Government is seeking expressions of interest to serve on the National Council for Persons with Disabilities. The Council will oversee policy implementation, champion disability matters, and have oversight of a voluntary register of […]

Regional Conference on Women opens with strong condemnation of gender violence

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From Caribbean News Service MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct 26 2016 – The XIII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean opened here Tuesday with a strong condemnation of violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Conference, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the […]