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December 2018

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ECLAC will Present Its Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018


The annual report will be unveiled in a press conference and will include updated growth projections for 2019.

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First Dialogue Between Authorities, Experts and Young People, Organized by UNICEF and ECLAC, Reaffirms the Urgency and Relevance of Guaranteeing, Protecting and Promoting the Rights of Boys, Girls and Adolescents


The event “On the road to equality: 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child” was held at ECLAC’s central headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

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ECLAC Participates in Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration in Marrakech
Alicia Bárcena, the organization’s Executive Secretary, spoke on various panels during the two-day global gathering. On Sunday, December 9, meanwhile, she led a side event organized by the five United Nations regional commissions.
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ECLAC: Equality for Afro-descendant Women is Still Pending in Latin America and the Caribbean
A study published by the United Nations regional organization analyzes their autonomy in terms of three key dimensions: economic, physical and in decision-making.
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ECLAC Celebrated Week of Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
Approximately 12% of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean has some kind of disability, which represents around 70 million people.
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Mining Ministries of the Americas Meet in Peru to Address the Sector’s Challenges and Opportunities with regard to Sustainable Development
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, was one of the main speakers at the IX Annual CAMMA Conference, which was held in Lima.
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ECLAC drives debt adaptation swap initiative across the Caribbean

ECLAC advances its debt swap proposal as a strategy that the Caribbean can assist economies in, with financing, adaptation and mitigation projects, and in jump starting economic growth, while at once easing the burden of debt.

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New Study Addressing Uruguay’s Public Policies for Childhood is Presented

The publication was edited jointly by ECLAC, UNICEF and the country’s Ministry of Social Development.

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New Public Policies Are Proposed to Eradicate Racism and Discrimination in Guatemala

The study, requested to ECLAC by the Presidential Commission on Discrimination and Racism against the Indigenous Peoples of Guatemala (CODISRA), offers recommendations that would allow for moving toward social equality while also promoting cultural diversity.

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Latin America and the Caribbean vis-à-vis the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
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