December 13, 2019

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 […]

ECLAC meeting analyses flooding in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

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Intense rainfall, storm surges and hurricanes have resulted in an increased number of flooding events in the Caribbean over recent times. The economic impacts of such events in Jamaica and in Trinidad and Tobago, were at the centre of discussions this morning, when regional technicians gathered for an expert group meeting (EGM) hosted by the […]

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 […]

ECLAC subregional meeting examines progress and challenges in the Caribbean in preparation for the XIV Regional Conference on Women

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Government officials and experts from across the Caribbean participated in the subregional preparatory meeting of the XIV session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, an ECLAC subsidiary body, held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on 18 June 2019 to examine progress as well as obstacles for advancing […]

New opportunities for Caribbean tourism industry discussed at ECLAC meeting

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Caribbean countries have taken important steps toward upgrading and diversifying their tourism sector. Efforts have also focused on diversification, with the development of new product niches in areas such as eco and nature tourism, health, sports and culinary tourism, while new opportunities have been sought by penetrating markets in Latin America and even China. These […]