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09 February 2016
Featured News from ECLAC
By mid-2016, the number of inhabitants in Latin America will rise to 625 million, more than six million above the estimated total population in mid-2015, according to the latest population projections made by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

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09 February 2016
Featured News from ECLAC
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Government of Germany agreed on January 26, in Berlin through a convention signed by both parties that the new joint cooperation programme for the period 2016-2018 will be dedicated to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region.

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20 January 2016
Public Integrity Social Demand in Latin America
Video Message: Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), speaking on Public Integrity, social demand in the region as well as the work of the ECLAC creating and generating travel information society.

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08 January 2016
Latin American and Caribbean Growth Projection for 2015 and 2016

Latin American and Caribbean economies will contract -0.4% on average in 2015 and will grow just 0.2% next year, affected by a complex external scenario, according to new projections unveiled today by Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

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08 January 2016
The Latin American Economic Outlook 2016 Launched
Latin America’s GDP growth slowdown deepened and is expected to be negative in 2015. For a second consecutive year, Latin America falls behind the average growth of OECD countries after a full decade of convergence with advanced economies, according to the Latin American Economic Outlook 2016.

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08 January 2016
Recapping this Year through the Lens of ECLAC
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) published in 2015 diverse studies regarding the economic, social and environmental situation in the region, including six flagship annual reports that provided statistical information, timely analysis and short- and medium-term outlooks on issues as varied as the expansion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the behavior of foreign investment and international trade, and the evolution of poverty and inequality.

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24 July 2015
Promotional Video on the XX International Congress of CLAD on State and Public Administration Reform
Click here to watch the promotional video about "XX International Congress of CLAD on State and Public Administration Reform", which will be held in Lima, Peru, from November 10-13, 2015.
04 May 2015
XX International Congress of CLAD on State and Public Administration Reform
The Latin American Center for Development Administration (CLAD) and the Government of Peru, through the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM), are pleased to announce the celebration of the XX International Congress of CLAD on State Reform and Public Administration which will be held in Lima, Peru, from 10-13 November, 2015.

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04 August 2014
Featured News from ECLAC

(August 4, 2014) ECLAC revised its projections for Latin American and Caribbean economies, which will experience average growth of 2.2% in 2014, affected by the weakness in external demand, less dynamic domestic demand, insufficient investment, and limited room for implementing policies to spur an upturn, the organization announced today.

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04 August 2014
Featured News from ECLAC

"Whoever is not connected will be excluded in an ever more intensive and broader way", this is according to the publication The integration of digital technologies in the schools of Latin America and the Caribbean: a multidimensional overview (Spanish only), which was presented on Friday 18 July at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.

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Events
Sexta Reunión del Comité de Negociación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Principio 10
Mar 20, 2017 to Mar 24, 2017
BRASILIA

ECLAC y Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Brasil
 
Documents
Report on National Substantive Training on Open Government Data fpr Sustainable Development
Report on National Substantive Training on Open Government Data for Sustainable Development held in Panama City, Panama on 19 to 23 October 2015.
17 February 2016
Report on National Substantive Training on Open Government Data for Sustainable Development
Report on National Substantive Training on Open Government Data for Sustainable Development held in Panama City, Panama on 19 to 23 October 2015. (Spanish version)
17 February 2016
 
News
South Africa: Improved Services for Bara Hospital
The Gauteng Health Department says it has plans in place to minimise adverse events at South Africa’s largest health facility, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH). The department on Monday said the hospital continues to heal and bring hope to many people with various illnesses and injuries, despite high patient volumes. The Soweto based hospital manages about 592 000 outpatients yearly, 51 000 normal hours casualties and 21 500 after hours casualties. Moreover, the facility performs around 8 000 caesarean section deliveries in addition to 19 000 live births annually.
24 January 2017
South Africa: 2017 Basic Education Sector Lekgotla Kicks Off
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says stakeholders will use the 2017 Basic Education Sector Lekgotla to address issues that include the learner dropout rate and grade repetition. The three-day lekgotla got underway in Pretoria on Monday. Despite the school year generally getting off to a good start, Minister Motshekga said all role players must sustain the momentum to the end of the academic programme.
24 January 2017
South Africa: Almost 120 000 NSFAS Applications Approved
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has approved the funding applications of almost 120 000 university and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students for the 2017 academic year. According to the figures provided by NSFAS, by end of 18 January 2017, the scheme approved 15 349 applications for new students and 74 376 for returning students at the 21 country’s universities. The scheme has also approved 28 530 applications for returning students at 18 TVET colleges.
24 January 2017
 
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