ECLAC Announces Details of Session in Cuba

De derecha a izquierda, Alicia Bárcena, Secretaria Ejecutiva de la CEPAL, y Rodrigo Malmierca, Ministro de Comercio Exterior y la Inversión Extranjera de Cuba.

The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena (right), met today with the Cuban Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca (left), at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

Santiago de Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced its 37th session in Havana, Cuba, from May 7th to 11th.

This is the most important biennial meeting of this United Nations agency, in which its new development proposal will be presented to all the countries of the region, said ECLAC in a press release.

The official opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 8th and will be headed by executive secretary of ECLAC Alicia Barcena and Mexican minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray, the country that currently holds the presidency of the Commission.

The participation of a high representative of the Government of Cuba, a country that will take over ECLAC presidency for the next two years, is expected, as well as the presence of Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, who is pending confirmation.

Barcena will present a report of the activities carried out in the last two years and during the session, the work agenda and schedule of the conferences that will guide the work of ECLAC during the next two years (2019-2020) will be passed.

Those invited to the session include ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy, Mining, Public Works, Environment, Trade, Social Development, Women, Education, Economy, Finance, Production, Information Technology, Health and Planning.

During the five days of the meeting there will be a seminar to celebrate the 70th anniversary of ECLAC this year, another high-level forum on the inefficiency of inequality and a meeting of foreign ministers and high-level authorities.

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