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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Bearing in mind that the region invested 81,900 million dollars in 2000, it is estimated that in order to achieve new goals in quality and equity, around 13,500 million dollars more would be needed between 2005 and 2015, since it is calculated that 150,000 million dollars should have been invested by 2015 (UNECLAC, 2005, p.
These programmes may sometimes also offer additional subsidies to pay for transport and material acquisition expenses (UNECLAC, 2005).
This situation can contribute to an increase in the breach in educational achievements based on the social stratum of students' families (UNECLAC, 2005, p.
Average temperatures in the region have increased by 0.1[degrees]C to 0.2[degrees]C per decade over the last three decades (UNECLAC 2011).
Higher temperatures would also have serious consequences for agriculture, commercial fisheries, and marine ecosystems (UNECLAC 2011).
Writers on the impact of the crisis on Caribbean women (including UNECLAC's regional office) have joined the rest of the world in acknowledging the gendered impact of the crisis.
UNECLAC proposed to set up an observatory to monitor the gendered impact of the crisis.
UNECLAC plans to work on monitoring informal sector employment while CARICOM has proposed to work on improving the statistics-generating capacity of regional governments.
They also have significant potential for the cultural industry generally, but in particular, music, as well as tourism (UNECLAC 2003 citing Henry 1990).
Trinidad and Tobago--A Case Study" (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: UNECLAC) General LC/CAR/G .748.