United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean


United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Infobox UN

name = United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean



caption = ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile
type = Primary Organ - Regional Branch
acronyms = ECLAC / CEPAL
head = Alicia Bárcena [eclac.cl, ECLAC: Office of the Executive Secretary [http://www.eclac.cl/cgi-bin/getprod.asp?xml=/noticias/paginas/6/13996/P13996.xml&xsl=/de/tpl-i/p18f.xsl&base=/tpl-i/top-bottom.xsl] ]
status = Active
established = 1948
headquarters = flagicon|Chile Santiago, Chile
website = [http://www.eclac.cl/default.asp?idioma=IN English version]
parent = ECOSOC

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC or ECLAC) was established in 1948 (then as the UN Economic Commission for Latin America, or UNECLA) to encourage economic cooperation among its member states. In 1984, a resolution was passed to include the countries of the Caribbean in the name. It is one of five regional commissions under the administrative direction of United Nations headquarters. The ECLAC has 44 member States and eight non-independent territories in the Caribbean, and reports to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). As well as countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, it includes Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan and South Korea.

Member states

* Antigua and Barbuda
* Argentina
* Bahamas
* Barbados
* Belize
* Bolivia
* Brazil
* Canada
* Chile
* Colombia
* Costa Rica
* Cuba
* Dominica
* Dominican Republic
* Ecuador
* El Salvador
* France
* Germany
* Grenada
* Guatemala
* Guyana
* Haiti
* Honduras
* Italy
* Jamaica
* Japan (27 July 2006)
* Mexico
* Netherlands
* Nicaragua
* Panama
* Paraguay
* Peru
* Portugal
* Saint Kitts and Nevis
* Saint Lucia
* Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
* South Korea (5 June 2007)
* Spain
* Suriname
* Trinidad and Tobago
* United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
* United States of America
* Uruguay
* Venezuela

Associate members

* Anguilla
* Aruba
* British Virgin Islands
* Montserrat
* Netherlands Antilles
* Puerto Rico
* Turks and Caicos Islands (24 March 2006)
* United States Virgin Islands

Locations

* Santiago, Chile (headquarters)
* Mexico City, Mexico (Central American subregional headquarters)
* Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean subregional headquarters)
* Buenos Aires, Argentina (country office)
* Brasília, Brazil (country office)
* Montevideo, Uruguay (country office)
* Bogotá, Colombia (country office)
* Washington, DC, United States of America (liaison office)

Executive Secretaries of ECLAC

{| class="wikitable"! Name !! Country !! Served
-
Gustavo Martínez Cabañas || Mexico || December 1948 – April 1950
-
Raúl Prebisch || Argentina || May 1950 – July 1963
-
José Antonio Mayobre || Venezuela || August 1963 – December 1966
-
Carlos Quintana || Mexico || January 1967 – March 1972
-
Enrique V. Iglesias || Uruguay || April 1972 – February 1985
-
Norberto González || Argentina || March 1985 – December 1987
-
Gert Rosenthal || Guatemala || January 1988 – December 1997
-
José Antonio Ocampo || Colombia || January 1998 – August 2003
-
José Luis Machinea || Argentina || December 2003 to June 2008
-
Alicia Bárcena || México || July 2008 to present

ee also

* United Nations System
* Latin America
* Caribbean

References

External links

* [http://www.eclac.cl/default.asp?idioma=IN UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean]


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