ECLAC calls for binding to eradicate extreme poverty in the region

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Extreme poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean affects about 68 million people. (Photo: Archive).

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), on Friday called for joint efforts to eradicate extreme poverty in 2030 facing the entire region.
During the 35th session celebrated in Lima (capital of Peru), the Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Barcena said that 68 million people in the region suffer from extreme poverty.
For her, that reality must be changed through special programs that benefit of the needy directly from Latin America and the Caribbean.
“Each country will have to find the way how to negotiate with the state and civil society,” he said. He said that should solve the problems identified in treasury management, investment, labor, utilities and environmental sustainability of every nation.
Branded misplaced culture of consumerism will continue to be a pattern in Latin America and the Caribbean. “You have to prioritize, we can not allow inequality continue to consume us,” Barcena said.
During the event, the creation of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, which will have its first meeting in the second half of next year in Peru was approved.
“This subsidiary body of ECLAC is to improve national social development policies, as well as international, regional and bilateral cooperation,” Barcena said.ECLAC Wednesday released a document that expresses its interest in the coordination of the productive sectors in the region, may be a factor that helps to strengthen integration in Latin America.