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Thursday, 15 December 2011

ECLAC Presents an Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean and an Outlook for 2012

Publication presents the latest estimates for economic growth in the countries of the region in 2011.

According to new ECLAC study:
Asian country receives only 0.9% of the region's exports, but there is significant potential for increasing the exchange of goods and services.

10 December 2011
Message by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.
According to ECLAC publication:
The Organization predicts that the region will close this year with three million people less living in poverty.
1 December 2011
Message by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.
Watch video: Message from UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé
Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women:
Ministers from 19 countries meet at ECLAC to examine women's economic autonomy and policies on time-use.

25 November 2011
Message by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.
Executive Secretary of ECLAC in Brussels:
During a high-level event, Alicia Bárcena highlighted the ECLAC @LIS2 Programme, which promotes an inclusive information society in Latin America, as a successful example of the new form of cooperation needed between both regions.
Watch video. ECLAC @LIS2: Dialogue for the information society Latin America - Europe
In Santiago, Chile:
Both organizations agreed to implement a cooperation programme which promotes low carbon economic growth and social equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Sixth meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas inaugurated:
Authorities and experts meet in the Dominican Republic to analyse the challenges of statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Seminar at ECLAC:
Ministers and experts will discuss the importance of transport services on the economies of the region.

HIGHLIGHTED PUBLICATIONS

India and Latin America and the Caribbean. Opportunities and challenges in trade and investment relations:
In this publication ECLAC reveals that the outlook regarding exports is promising, in particular in the present context of the larger influence of emerging nations in the world economy, including India and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Social Panorama of Latin America 2011:
This publication provides 2011 projections for poverty and extreme poverty in the region, and assesses social spending and income distribution. The present edition takes a more in-depth look at the chain that produces and reproduces social gaps.
Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC). New biregional trade and investment relations in a changing world economic environment:
ECLAC submits this report to the V Ministerial Meeting in the hope that FEALAC will continue to foster discussions between countries of the two regions on the development of bi-regional relations in an ever changing international economic environment.
Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy 2010-2011:
This annual report gives a summary of regional trade development in 2010 and its main perspectives for 2011. On this issue, it focuses on the economic and trade implications of current global uncertainty.
People's Republic of China and Latin America and the Caribbean. Ushering in a new era in the economic and trade relationship:
This publication is an updated and more detailed version of a document prepared by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) for the visit of the President of the People's Republic of China, Hu Jintao, to Brazil in May 2010.
Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2010-2011:
This report analyses the current state of the region's economies and their future prospects. It also deals with topics including the challenges of high liquidity in international financial markets and high prices of the most important commodities.
Foreign direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean:
This report offers a regional overview of FDI in 2010, describes how the presence of China is beginning to build up as an investor in the region, and analyse the business strategies in the telecommunications and software sectors.
The United States and Latin America and the Caribbean Highlights of economics and trade:
This publication is a contribution by ECLAC to the analysis of trade and investment relations between the United States of America and Latin America and the Caribbean, on the occasion of the visit of President Barack Obama to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador in March 2011.
Statistical yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2010:
The annual report is one of the main publications of ECLAC and features the main economic, social and environmental indicators for the region's countries. The report also compiles and disseminates international recommendations on statistical matters.
Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbbean 2010:
The annual study is one of the main publications of ECLAC, and analyses the most striking features in recent trends of the region's economies, as well as the scenarios for 2011.
Economics of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean. Summary 2010:
The report provides socio-economic analysis of the implications of climate change, based on national and sectoral studies being carried out in the region. It was launched at the climate change world summit, held in Cancún, Mexico.
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals with equality in Latin America and the Caribbean. Progress and challenges:
This document sets out the main findings of a review of the countries' progress towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.











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