Tag: United Nations Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Caribbean’s Growth To Slow to 2.1% In 2022 Due To Differences Between Developed And Emerging Countries

SANTIAGO, Chile — The Latin America and Caribbean region will see its pace of growth decelerate in 2022 to 2.1%, after reaching 6.2% on average last year, according to new projections released today by ECLAC. This slowdown takes place in a context of significant asymmetries between developed, emerging and developing countries with regard to the capacity […]

EU-Caribbean Leaders’ Meeting: Joining Forces For A Full COVID-19 Recovery

BRUSSELS — Leaders from the European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) met virtually yesterday. The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, chaired the meeting, representing the EU alongside President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell also took part in the […]

Caribbean Countries Plot Plans To Pave Way To A Post-Pandemic Recovery

SANTIAGO, Chile — Authorities and representatives of 14 member states and 10 associate members from the Caribbean, along with five member states from Latin America, as well as specialists from subregional and international organizations and other experts attended the Twentieth meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC), a subsidiary body of […]

Caribbean’s Susceptibility To Cancer, Diabetes, HBP Killing Region’s Economics

SANTIAGO, Chile — The high prevalence of non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean – such as high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer – is exacerbating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and hindering the subregion’s progress towards achieving sustainable development due to their multiple health, economic and social consequences, according to the authorities, representatives of international […]

ECLAC Member States, Countries Want To Help The Caribbean Overcome COVID Crisis

SANTIAGO, Chile — The Member States and Associate Countries of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee will meet virtually Friday in order to address the challenges posed by the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The goal of the grouping is to strengthen economic resilience in the subregion at the twentieth meeting of the Monitoring Committee […]

ECLAC Leaders Push For CO2 Emission Reductions In Climate Change Code Red

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 global gathering on energy mandated […]

U.N. Caribbean Arm Revises Region’s 2021 Economic Growth Upwards To 5.9%

SANTIAGO — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has adjusted upwards its economic growth forecast for the region this year to 5.9 percent, as expectations improve for a global recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Nations body had projected an expansion in the region’s gross domestic product (GDP) of 5.2 […]

Europe, Latin America And Caribbean: A New Partnership For The Future: OP-ED

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 world. The human toll of […]

ECLAC Countries Call For Cooperation And A Resilient COVID-19 Recovery

SANTIAGO, Chile — Premiers and senior government officials from the Caribbean’s non-independent territories have called for sustained cooperation in advancing resilient and sustainable development and identifying common responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, during a high-level meeting with Alicia Bárcena, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the […]