CELAC and CEPAL to Collaborate on Poverty Reduction

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Cepal logoThe U.N. body made clear it is ready to provide assistance to the regional organization, currently under the leadership of Ecuador.

Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño hosted the executive secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) Thursday, where the two discussed a mutual interest in cooperating in order to improve the lives of Latin Americans.

Ecuador is the current president pro-tempore of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and has set out an ambitious agenda, including efforts to tackle poverty and inequality in the region, addressing climate change, and securing funding for social development.

CEPAL VE UN 2014 "MEJOR" PARA AMÉRICA LATINA, PERO PIDE APUNTALAR LA EXPORTACIÓN“All of the means of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean are at the disposal of the president pro-tempore of CELAC,” stated CEPAL Executive Secretary Alicia Barcena (photo left).

Patiño added that CEPAL’s expertise with respect to social indicators in the region would…

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