ECLAC and AFD Sign Cooperation Agreement

18 June 2010:  The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, signed an agreement with the Executive Director for Operations of the French Development Agency (AFD), Jacques Moineville, for inter-institutional collaboration in areas such as climate change, sustainable cities, innovative instruments for financing for development tied to fiscal decentralization, and triangular cooperation.

The agreement establishes a framework to benefit Latin American and Caribbean countries through technical cooperation and the dissemination of information and publications of mutual interest. The first activities will be carried out in the Caribbean. Bárcena also met with Brice Lalonde, Special Ambassador of France for climate change, who is working on the preparation of the UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. [ECLAC Press Release]