HEADLINES

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.
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.
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.
21 March 2014:
"It is estimated that 1.6 billion people depend on forests for food, fuel, shelter and income", says the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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In Lima:
Alicia Bárcena outlined the position paper that will be presented during the next session, scheduled for May.

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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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Deadline is April 20:
The fifteenth session of this academic program will be held from July 21 to September 10 at the headquarters of the United Nations organization in Santiago, Chile.
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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On an official visit to Chile:
Susana Malcorra had a bilateral meeting with the President-elect, and will hold encounters with members of the diplomatic corps and international officials.
Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC's Executive Secretary:
The senior official made this statement in the context of International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8.
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