ECLAC is a UN agency comprised of 33 Latin American and Caribbean member states together with several Asian, European and North American nations that have historical, economic and cultural ties with the region, and 14 independent territories in the Caribbean that are associate members.
The mission of ECLAC is to generate and disseminate analyses and policy proposals aimed at strengthening the participation of the Latin American and Caribbean region in global trade and fostering regional integration, particularly as it relates to economic matters. ECLAC proposes strategic guidelines to increase the efficiency of Latin American and Caribbean economies, based on equality and sustainability and within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Poverty eradication and addressing inequalities are key priorities. To support the follow-up and monitoring of progress in times of COVID-19, ECLAC has set in motion the COVID-19 Observatory that presents updated information on each country's policy announcements.