United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

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United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

A commission established by the United Nations to foster economic and other cooperation among Central, South American and Caribbean states. Interestingly, members include North American and Western European countries as well. It was founded in 1948.
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The biennial gathering was inaugurated by Alvaro Garcia, Director of Uruguay's Planning and Budget Office; Javier Abugattas, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for Strategic Planning (CEPLAN) of Peru; and Alicia Barcena, ECLAC's Executive Secretary.
The port of Colon (MIT, Evergreen, Panama Port), which notched just over 4,324,000 TEU last year, experienced the largest movement of freight in the Americas, ECLAC said.
"There is a large variety of port markets in the region, which results in variances in performance of the ports, according to the context and conditions of each country," the ECLAC specialists say.
To combat the deceleration in the regional economic activity, it is important to prevent the investment rate from dropping, said ECLAC.
For Mexico, the absence of another major transaction like the one involving Anheuser-Busch in the first half of this year resulted in a decline of 66% relative to January-June of 2013, said the ECLAC report.
In a document titled "Compacts for Equality: towards a Sustainable Future," ECLAC estimated that these mechanisms should result in agreements that ensure, among other goals, a redistributive tax structure, an increase in productivity, improved public goods and services, and better governance of natural resources.
However, according to ECLAC, the FAO, and the IICA, these efforts have lacked coherence.
"The two sides should oppose trade protectionism, open markets wider to each other, improve the trade mix, enhance customs and quality inspection cooperation," (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-06/27/c_131679866.htm) said Wen to ECLAC on Tuesday.
The concluding article, "Integracion economica en America Latina: la vision teorica de la CEPAL confrontada con la evolucion del proyecto en la region", tracks main ideas of the Economic Commission for Latin American and Caribbean (ECLAC) regarding the economic integration in Latin American.
The OAS, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented the First Report on International Migration in the Americas, a joint effort by the three organizations to make rigorous and current technical information on the phenomenon of international migration available to the international community.
Under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and Brazil's Secretariat on Policies for Women, the 11th Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean was held July 13-16, 2010, in Brasilia.
16 that the decision by the UN Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)--considered an authoritative source on the region's economies--was a victory for the Cuban government, which has argued that ECLAC's national accounts methodology was biased against non-market economies.