Economic Commission for Latin America (CEPAL)

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Overview

"The Economic Commission for Latin America (Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe - CEPAL) was established by resolution 106 (VI) of the Economic and Social Council, of 25 February 1948, and began operations the same year. In its resolution 1984/67 of 27 July 1984, the Council decided that the Commission should be renamed Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

[CEPAL] is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. It was founded to contribute to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic relationships among the countries and with other nations of the world. Later, her work expanded and Caribbean countries joined to promote social development.

[CEPAL] subregional headquarters has two, one for the Central American subregion, located in Mexico City and the other for the Caribbean subregion, located in Port of Spain, established in June 1951 and December 1966, respectively. It also has offices in Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo and Bogotá and a liason office in Washington, DC."


References

[CEPAL - Información general]