At the Seminar on financial inclusion for SMEs and innovative development bank policies, organized by ALIDE and ECLAC, on the 16th and 17th of August of 2017, Cofide reaffirmed its support for financial inclusion policies promoted by ECLAC.
In the framework of the eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference taking place in Argentina, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated in an event addressing the relationship between trade and gender equality.
Under the auspices of ECLAC, Sebrae organized a seminar on financial inclusion of small and medium enterprises, which was attended by nearly 50 professionals. For ECLAC, the seminar was an opportunity to present the results and broaden the discussion of its project on "Financial inclusion of SMEs and innovation policies of development banks,” particularly focusing on the case study of Brazil that was debated with strategic partners from the country. The new Sebrae investigation on SME financing was also presented and discussed at the seminar.
The study, carried out in the framework of an annual collaboration program with UNFPA, addresses how the increase challenges this age group’s sexual and reproductive health as well as the exercise of their rights.
On the 18th and 19th of October 2017 ECLAC welcomed leaders of Latin American development banks, central banks, government policy makers and other international experts for a constructive discussion on financial inclusion of SMEs in Latin America at its headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
On this day, let us remove physical and cultural barriers, build resilient societies and create opportunities that truly leave no one behind, António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, says in his message.
Organized by the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affair, in cooperation with the Government of Chile and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)