In the framework of the OECD-LAC Virtual Social Inclusion Ministerial Summit, Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, called for promoting universal, redistributive and solidarity-based social policies to confront the crisis.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary called on countries to promote an Environmental Big Push in the wake of COVID-19, where the economy, employment and sustainability go together, during an event organized by the OECD.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a side event at the United Nations High-level Political Forum on COVID-19’s socioeconomic impacts in the region and policy responses for building back better.
In a special session of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Small Island Developing States, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, called for urgently providing concessional funds to address these countries’ vulnerabilities, regardless of their per capita income.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated in an event entitled “Sharing Economic Benefits: Social Protection as a tool for Building Back Better after COVID-19,” held on the sidelines of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2020.
The objective of these workshops is to promote the use of gender statistics for policymaking to ensure that no women and girls are left behind, in keeping with the commitments set out in the Regional Gender Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The focus of these workshops will be on mapping existing data and identifying gaps in the production of gender statistics, and providing recommendations regarding the production, development, systematisation and dissemination of statistical information and gender-sensitive indicators.
ECLAC launched its annual report, Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020, in which it analyzes the region’s countries’ fiscal response to the human and economic crisis prompted by the coronavirus disease.
ECLAC released a new Special Report COVID-19, in which it offers proposals for confronting the effects of the crisis on businesses and production sectors. The organization estimates that 2.7 million companies will close, most of them microenterprises, which would entail the loss of 8.5 million jobs.
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will present the document at a virtual press conference tomorrow, Thursday, July 2, from the institution’s central headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
The Natural Resources Division of ECLAC, in collaboration with ILPES and GIZ, presented to the Network of National Public Investment Systems (SNIP) of Latin America and the Caribbean a methodological guide for the adoption of the Nexus approach in the design of policies, plans and projects in the water, energy and food sectors. In addition, case studies from LAC countries were presented as an example of the practical application of the guide.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated today in a high-level virtual meeting on “Trends, Options and Strategies in Poverty Eradication Across the World,” an event that marked the inauguration of the United Nations’ Alliance for Poverty Eradication.