Time for equality
SANTIAGO, Chile, OCT. 12, CMC – The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, has proposed to place equality at the heart of the region's economic and social discussions as this would break with the economic paradigm that has prevailed for at least three decades.
The proposal, contained in the document, “Structural Change for Equality: An Integrated Approach to Development,” involves weaving capacity-building, technical progress and full opportunities into the production structure and social fabric.
ECLAC said the document “deepens and broadens out” what ECLAC put forward two years ago in the document, “Time for Equality: Closing Gaps, Opening Trails.”
During a lecture, at the beginning of a two-day seminar here that started on Thursday, on “Structural Change for Equality,” Bárcena urged that politics and the State “take on a central role once more if countries are to achieve sustained growth with equality in the long term.”
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