Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean ‒ CEPAL
Santiago de Chile, Chile

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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
76 
Chile average
 28
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Founder gender: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): N/A
Leader gender: N/A

Social

Likes (2023)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 5,888
Chile average
 27,322
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 5,661
Likes (2021)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 5,562
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 484,168
Chile average
 37,091
Global average
 19,697
Followers (2021)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 445,843
Followers (2019)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 395,000
Subscribers (2023)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 29,900
Chile average
 8,441
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 25,700
Subscribers (2021)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 19,000
Followers (2022)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 25,299
Chile average
 3,402
Global average
 16,662
Followers (2019)
Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
 11,566

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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