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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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30 January 2014
Featured News from ECLAC
  (27 January, 2014) The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, presented today a report entitled Economic and Social Panorama of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, 2013 during a meeting of foreign affairs ministers from the member states of that community, known by the acronym CELAC, which was held in Havana.

The document is based on extracts from some of the main annual reports published by ECLAC during 2013 and includes five chapters dedicated to the economic outlook, foreign direct investment, the social panorama, the population and gender equality.

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11 December 2013
Featured News from ECLAC
(11 December 2013) The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will expand by 3.2% in 2014, which is higher than the 2.6% from the end of 2013, according to a new ECLAC report launched today at a press conference in Santiago, Chile.

In its annual report Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2013, ECLAC points out that less buoyant external demand, greater international financial volatility and falling consumption were the factors determining the more modest economic performance of countries in 2013, which brought down the 3.0% estimate put forward by the Commission in July.

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08 November 2013
Featured News from ECLAC
(7 November 2013) Heads of national statistical institutes of Latin America and the Caribbean gathered at the Statistical Conference of the Americas (SCA) in Santiago, Chile, today agreed to strengthen the measurement of poverty, public security and justice, South-South cooperation and disability, and to improve gender equality indicators.

These agreements feature in the final resolution approved at the closing of the seventh meeting of the SCA, which is a subsidiary body of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), which from 5 November brought together representatives from member countries, as well as experts from the United Nations and other international agencies.

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XIX International Congress of CLAD on State and Public Administration Reform
Nov 11, 2014 to Nov 14, 2014
Quito, Ecuador

La evolución de los servicios civiles centroamericanos y el desarrollo de las capacidades estratégicas para su profesionalización
A partir de los resultados obtenidos recientemente en el segundo barómetro de la profesionalización de los servicios civiles de Centroamérica y República Dominicana, se analiza la evolución de los servicios civiles en los siete países en el período 2004-2012, caracterizado en la subregión por contar con políticas meritocráticas y flexibles. se revisan los avances logrados y los desafíos todavía pendientes en los servicios civiles de los siete países.
15 September 2014
Mexico: Law on the Professional Service within Federal Public Administration (Ley del Servicio Profesional de Carrera en la Administración Pública Federal)
The Mexican Law on the Professional Service in the Federal Public Administration was adopted by the Congress of Mexico and signed into law by the President in April 2003. This law lays the groundwork for the organization, operation and development of the Civil Service in the offices of the Centralized Federal Public Administration. The law outlines the responsibilities and rights of public employees, and the structure of the civil service system. Highlighted values include: Impartiality, Efficiency, Continuous Improvement, Objectivity, Diligence, Conscientiousness, Conflict of Interest, and Legality.
28 July 2014
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