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Submitted by PhilipD on Sat, 2009-08-08 10:16
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). One of ECLAC subsidiaries is the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) and, as you would expect of any UN body the folk at the CDCC really get things done.
Take, for example last year’s session when, after the opening speaker had made the mandatory call for all to work together against climate change and praised the sterling work of Fidel Castro, the CDCC really got down to work. They must have, as a slew of resolutions followed.
These bureaucratic leeches of the ECLAC and CDCC managed to agree, for example, that they should continue to emphasize the relevance of their organization to its members. Excellent, expect more seminars, team-building exercises, overseas travel and pompous outbursts about their selfless work for the common-good, then?
These clods also agreed that they should ‘strengthen the role’ that their organization plays within the region; yep, they want to meddle some more.
These drones then confirmed that they should seek closer co-operation with the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA), the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). Closer ties with the Central American Integration System (SICA) and the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) would be nice too, the parasites of CDCC decided. And if they could also forge better relationships with the government-private enterprise partnership that is the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) then that would be excellent too, said the spongers. And then these scroungers managed to commend various representatives of the UN, ECLAC, CDCC and OLADE for their previous attempts at seeking said co-operation.
Undoubtedly, courtesy of taxpayers everywhere, the well-fed, well-watered, well-housed and globe-roaming representatives in attendance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Caribbean Regional Coordinating Unit, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) were salivating at all these lovey-dovey promises of co-operation.
Outside of all this back patting and co-operation seeking it’s hard to see what, if anything, ECLAC/CDCC have achieved.
Oh wait,yesterday the top ECLAC sponger, Alicia Bárcena, gave us the stunning news that ‘Higher unemployment figures, lower economic growth, falling trade and stubborn fiscal deficits are among the lingering effects the global financial crisis will have on Latin American countries.’ No kidding?
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