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Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean ‒ CEPAL

Santiago de Chile, Chile

The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) -the Spanish acronym is CEPAL- was established in 1948 and began to function that same year. The scope of the Commission's work was later broadened to include the countries of the Caribbean, and in 1984 the Economic Council decided to change its name to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); the Spanish acronym, CEPAL, remains unchanged. ECLAC, which is headquartered in Santiago, Chile, is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world. The promotion of the region's social development was later included among its primary objectives. In June 1951, the Commission established the ECLAC sub regional headquarters in Mexico City, which serves the needs of the Central American sub region, and in December 1966, the ECLAC sub regional headquarters for the Caribbean was founded in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, ECLAC maintains country offices in Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo and Bogotá, as well as a liaison office in Washington, D.C.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.cepal.org/es

Address:
Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago de Chile, Chile

Country:
Chile

Sub-region:
South America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Latin America and Caribbean
Operating languages
English , Portuguese , Spanish

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1948
Age (years)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
73 
Chile average
 25
Global average
 30
Leadership
Leader(s) (2017): Alicia Bárcena (Executive Secretary)
Leader gender: Female

Social

Likes (2021)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 5,562
Chile average
 29,687
Global average
 31,384
Likes (2019)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 347,770
Likes (2017)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 301,536
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 445,843
Chile average
 34,884
Global average
 18,429
Followers (2019)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 395,000
Followers (2017)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 314,627
Subscribers (2021)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 19,000
Chile average
 6,763
Global average
 5,254
Subscribers (2019)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 10,600
Subscribers (2017)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 6,472
Followers (2019)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 11,566
Chile average
 4,167
Global average
 6,628

Data notes

Last updated: 23/10/2017
Boundary organization (find out more): Yes
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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