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About the Washington Office

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) - Washington Office, welcomes you to our official web site. We sincerely hope that you find these pages to be informative and enjoyable.

Please feel free to contact us if you should have any further inquiries regarding UN-ECLAC.


ECLAC Washington Office

The ECLAC Washington Office was established in 1950 to serve as liaison with the United States government and international organizations based in Washington, D.C., such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF); the World Bank Group (IBRD); the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); the Organization of American States (OAS); and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

This includes participation in the OAS-IDB-ECLAC Tripartite Committee, the follow-up mechanism to the Miami Summit of the Americas in 1994 and, in particular, is providing support to the Pathways to the Americas Initiative, and provided support to the negotiations of the FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) process.

In addition, the Washington Office monitors the evolution and development of the economy of the United States and its relations with Latin America and the Caribbean. Other reports prepared regularly include analysis of U.S. Trade Developments, Medical Tourism, Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as Capital Flows between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean (go to publications).

Finally, ECLAC Washington carries out extensive public information and outreach activities, including lectures, publication of the monthly newsletter CEPAL News, distribution of ECLAC documents, and contacts with the Washington-based media.

Dr. Inés Bustillo

Dr. Raquel Artecona
Economic Affairs Officer

Paola Celio
Administrative Assistant

Fernando Flores
Research Assistant

Rex Garcia-Hidalgo
Statistics Assistant

Georgina Nuñez

Lucero Segura-Green
Assistant to the Director

Helvia Velloso
Economic Affairs Officer

Interns - Fall 2013
Yuxuan (Jack) Zhao (Georgetown University)
Alexandra Rodriguez (University of Texas at Brownsville)

Internship applications: please send to Ms. Celio

Note: Internships are unpaid and full time (30hrs/week); they last from three to six months.

More Information about internships at ECLAC

Internship Position and Description at ECLAC Washington Office