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ECLAC Launches a New Edition of the Handbook for Disaster Assessment:In Jamaica:
In Jamaica:
Since 1972, this organization has participated in the damage evaluation of more than 90 catastrophes that were responsible for around 310,000 deaths and affected the lives of 34 million people.

23 April:
Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, takes part in a round table discussion in Jamaica on the region's progress.
22 April 2014:
"As our population grows we have to recognize that our consumption of the planet's resources is unsustainable", says the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
On Tuesday, April 29:
The National Autonomous University of Mexico professor will deliver a lecture on development in Latin America and the Caribbean at the Commission headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
According to ECLAC's Executive Secretary:
Alicia Bárcena participated in the First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico.

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In Latin America:
In the region around 20 % of adolescents from 12 to 18 years old, male and female, do not attend school, according to a joint study.
In Lima:
Alicia Bárcena outlined the position paper that will be presented during the next session, scheduled for May.

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Wacth video on the ECLAC Session

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Meeting at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile:
Heads of the UN regional organizations deliberated on collective interregional actions to support regions and member countries in shaping the future development agenda.

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22 March 2014:
"Let us pledge to develop the policies needed to ensure that sustainable water and energy are secured for the many and not just the few", says the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
During a high-level debate at ECLAC's headquarters in Santiago, Chile:
The Heads of State, Michelle Bachelet and José Mujica, were received by the Executive Secretary of the United Nations organization, Alicia Bárcena.

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Watch video of the high level panel

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