Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of five regional councils of the United Nations that reports directly to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Created in 1948 by ECOSOC resolution 106(VI) to cover Latin America and further expanded to the Caribbean in 1984 by resolution 1984/67, ECLAC’s main function is to stimulate economic development in the region and encourage the formation of economic ties between countries in the region and the rest of the world. In addition to this primary function, ECLAC strives to improve the region’s social development and ensure sustainable development. ECLAC consists of 46 member states and 14 associate members and has 12 divisions each focusing on one of ECLAC’s objectives. All in all, ECLAC hopes to improve all aspects of development within the region to ensure a better quality of life for its citizens.
Topic A: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Topic B: Management of Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Carribean
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates: