Economic Commission for Latin America


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Noun1.Economic Commission for Latin America - the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with economic development in Latin America
Economic and Social Council commission, ECOSOC commission - a commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
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The UN Economic Commission for Latin America in 2006 said the extreme poverty rate in Venezuela had fallen to 9.9% from 15.9%.
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.
Therefore, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean undertook a research project to assess their impact in the region, and this volume is the outcome.
The United States remains the main trade and investment partner for Latin America, accounting for about 40 percent of the region s exports in 2009 compared to China s 7 percent, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
In reflecting on the question of how to achieve equality, we--a group of young women who represent indigenous, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual young women; young women living with HIV; young women of African descent and young women with disabilities from Latin America and the Caribbean gathered at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) conference--reaffirm that a democratic and egalitarian State cannot be formed without the presence of young people and the inclusion of their reflections and demands.
Sources: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, www.eclac.org.
This meeting was attended by Ministers of Health from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, representatives from civil society organizations, and representatives from key international agencies, including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
In the opening chapter of this collection, two representatives of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean discuss water institutions promoting the sustainable integration of water into socioeconomic development.
It consists of papers presented at a workshop on economic growth in Latin America organised by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, formerly ECLA).
But independent sources such as the Economist Intelligence Unit and the UN's Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) don't take those numbers seriously, saying the Castro regime regularly overstates GDP by 3 to 4 percentage points.
(1) United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2004 (Santiago, Chile: United Nations, 2005), 196.

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