Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ECLAC Participates in III CELAC Summit and Presents Economic and Social Panorama of Countries

As a contribution to CELAC’s III Summit, B├írcena provided participants with a document by ECLAC that summarizes the situation in Latin America and the Caribbean of economic, social and population-related matters, as well as foreign investment, trade and gender equality. The senior United Nations official emphasized that the study is part of a series of publications with which ECLAC has accompanied the growth process of CELAC, in particular: First Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC): Exploring Opportunities for Cooperation on Trade and Investment, which was distributed in Beijing this year; Natural Resources: Status and Trends Towards a Regional Development Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean, prepared for CELAC’s II Summit held in Havana in January 2014; and the Plan for Food Security, Nutrition and Hunger Eradication in CELAC by 2025, developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with contributions from ECLAC and the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI).

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