ECLAC

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Committee Description

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) was established in 1948 as one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was first an UN regional commission only for Latin American countries. Later in 1984, a resolution was passed in order to include the Caribbean countries. ECLAC’s headquarters is in Santiago Chile. It includes 45 member states that consist of 20 Latin American, 13 Caribbean and 12 other countries outside of the region.

The aim of the commission is to encourage economic cooperation. One of the main duties the commission is to publish statistics covering the countries of the region and to make cooperative agreements with nonprofit institutions.

ECLAC hosts Prime Ministers/Presidents of its member states and ECLAC delegates will be representing these individuals. The debate structure is ad-hoc, which means that delegates are not expected to prepare lengthy resolutions, but individually comprehensive clauses.

Agenda

Measures to prevent a new arms race in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Creating a holistic debt management program in order to reduce the external debt of Latin America and the Caribbean nations.

Addressing the SDG 8 by achieveing 3% GDP growth in the least economically developed countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Chair Reports

Report 1 by Hande Başak Oktay
Measures to Prevent a New Arms Race in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Report 2 by Tan Akpek
Creating a Holistic Debt Management Program in Order to Reduce the External Debt of Latin America and the Caribbean Nations
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Report 3 by Damla Yılmaz, Hande Başak Oktay, Tan Akpek
Addressing the SDG 8 by Achieving 3% GDP Growth in the Least Economically Developed Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean
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