ECLAC’s Executive Secretary led a virtual meeting today on the role of climate action in the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, in which she called for forging compacts and prioritizing sectors for an environmental big push.
The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in a high-level virtual meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to review progress on reform of the United Nations Development System and its response to the pandemic.
ECLAC and the ILO presented a new joint publication in which they analyze labour challenges in the wake of the pandemic. The organizations indicate that the crisis will likely cause 11.5 million more people to be unemployed in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Public participation and access to information and knowledge are essential to design and apply effective climate policies.The Escazú Agreement is an unprecedented tool to catalyse climate governance and action in Latin America and the Caribbean.
A new joint report will be presented virtually tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, at a simultaneous press conference by ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, and the ILO’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Vinícius Pinheiro.
The UN Regional Commission and the Eastern Caribbean regional integration organization agreed on a framework for enhanced cooperation and understanding to assist OECS Member States achieve the environmental dimension of sustainable development through the Escazú Agreement.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary met today with members of civil society from Latin America and the Caribbean, where she stressed the region’s commitment to implementing the 2030 Agenda along with the importance of fulfilling it despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Young people have a central role to play in contributing innovative solutions to generate the ambitious transformation established in the 2030 Agenda and face the current global context. This webinar seeks to carry out the contributions of the youth from the Caribbean towards the United Nations High Level Political Forum 2020, as part of the preparatory process.
In a virtual meeting with Latin American and Caribbean countries’ permanent representatives to the United Nations, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, presented the actions taken by the Commission in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary led an extraordinary meeting of the Community of Practice with Caribbean countries that are presenting their Voluntary National Reviews at the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2020.
The organization presented a new report on the social challenges of the crisis stemming from COVID-19. In a context of low growth, a significant increase in poverty, extreme poverty and inequality is foreseen in Latin America and the Caribbean.