Annan urges former Presidents to help strengthen Latin American democracies

Pointing to the challenge of making the practice of democracy universal, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged a group of former Presidents from Latin America to become active spokespeople for the cause and to help strengthen the democratic agenda throughout the continent.

UNDP outlines five-year development strategy for Latin America

Cutting poverty and inequality, promoting democratic governance and coping with energy needs and climate change are key goals that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will pursue through its current five-year regional strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a document released today at UN Headquarters in New York.

UN report sees dim prospects for Latin American economy

Regional economic output in Latin America and the Caribbean grew barely 0.5 per cent in 2001 and the prospects for growth next year are not very encouraging, according a new report from the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Latin America and Caribbean remain world's most unequal regions, UN reports

Latin America and the Caribbean did not improve income distribution during the 1990s, with the region remaining the "most unequal in the world," according to a new United Nations report.

UN predicts slower growth in Latin America because of sharp US downturn

The sharp decline in the economy of the United States will slow growth rates in Latin America this year, according to a just-released report produced by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Latin America entering new century with well-documented social lag, UN reports

Latin America is entering the twenty-first century with a well-documented social lag, the United Nations economic commission for the region reports.