"Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world", United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his message.
The Statistical Commission consists of 24 member countries of the United Nations, elected by the United Nations Economic and Social Council on the basis of an equitable geographical distribution. The term of office of members is four years.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated today in a dialogue with executive heads of the UN development system, in the framework of the meeting of the Economic and Social Council’s Development Segment that is being held in New York.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, and Cuba’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, signed the agreement for the organization’s Thirty-seventh session, which will be held on May 7-11.
The ninth meeting on Principle 10 will be held from February 28 to March 4 in San Jose and will feature the participation of the country’s President, Luis Guillermo Solís, and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena.
Pursuant to resolution 358(XVI) of 1975, the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) was created as a permanent subsidiary body of the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean to promote development cooperation among Caribbean countries.
A newly published joint study by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Organization for Migration, `Women’s Empowerment and Migration in the Caribbean’, analyses the implications of female migration at the individual, household and community levels, in both sending and receiving countries.
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations regional organization, participated in diverse sessions of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum held this week in Davos, Switzerland.