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24 September 2021 In a joint statement, the Executive Secretaries of the United Nations Regional Commissions have called for enhanced regional cooperation to develop nature-based and technological solutions for capturing CO2 emissions from the atmosphere and ensuring its long-term storage. This week’s High-level Dialogue on Energy will be the first

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SANTIAGO, Chile — Latin America and the Caribbean received US$105.48 billion in Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, in 2020 – 34.7 percent less than in 2019, 51 percent less than the record high achieved in 2012, and the lowest since 2010, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

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SANTIAGO, Chile — Recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis is a global challenge. No country, no region, no continent can face it alone. It is therefore right for the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen our strategic partnership towards a more sustainable, inclusive and equal

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The recent call to action by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, Janet Yellen, to the G-20 for a new issue of IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), which the G-20 recently approved, and the re-allocation of excess SDRs to low-income countries (LICs) is a

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SANTIAGO, Chile — ECLAC Caribbean is championing the call to elevate Caribbean voices who #choosetochallenge gender-based violence (GBV) and gender inequality, as well as limiting beliefs and attitudes about women’s roles in the home, workplace, and society. On March 8 each year, the global community celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — The thirty-eighth session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) concluded on Wednesday with countries’ recognition of the work carried out by the United Nations regional commission. The Commission also approved the document Building a New Future: Transformative Recovery with Equality and Sustainability, in

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SAN JOSE — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will hold on October 26-28 its thirty-eighth session, the United Nations regional commission’s most important biennial meeting. There, ECLAC will give an account of its activities in the 2018-2020 biennium and participants will address the priorities of the

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SANTIAGO, Chile — It will be essential to maintain and deepen active macroeconomic policies to achieve recovery and economic and social transformation after the crisis unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic, ECLAC indicated in a report entitled Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020. Main conditioning factors of fiscal and

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SANTIAGO, Chile — Digital transformation can help Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region recover more quickly from the COVID‑19 crisis, according to the Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO) 2020: Digital Transformation for Building Back Better. The report is jointly produced by the Development Center of the Organization for Economic Co-operation

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SANTIAGO, Chile — Countries across the Caribbean are preparing to adopt or strengthen their data protection legislation in order to guarantee individual privacy rights and safeguard personal data, while creating an enabling environment for data sharing and e-government in the subregion. The benefits of implementing internationally aligned data protection and

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