First Session of the Regional Conference on South-South Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean, 30-31 May 2023

May 18, 2023
  • When: 30-31 May 2023, 9:00AM – 6:30PM
  • Where: Santiago, Chile and online. Please register here.

The first session of the Regional Conference on South-South Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held on 30 and 31 May 2023, at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in Santiago, Chile (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura). The meeting is open to all member and associate member countries of ECLAC.

The meeting will be inaugurated on Tuesday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. Santiago time (GMT-4) by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Adriana Cristina Bolaños Argueta, Director of International Cooperation for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica.

The intergovernmental meeting will feature special addresses by Santiago Cafiero, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of Argentina (video message); Pilar Cancela, Secretary of State for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain; and Claudia Sanhueza, Undersecretary for International Economic Relations of Chile, among other authorities.

Participants will include representatives of government from all 33 region’s countries, the United Nations agencies, programmes and funds, international financial institutions and development banks, regional and sub-regional integration organizations, and the academia.


The website created for the occasion, provides general event information, accreditation forms, the program schedule, reference documents, press releases and news, as well as links to ECLAC’s social media. The site also lists the multiple actors participating, in addition to other information sources.

Live broadcast

All the gathering’s panels will be transmitted live via the following platforms:


Participant registration will be conducted online through the event website from 26 April until 26 May 2023 on the meeting website (

After registration, the system will send an automatic confirmation of receipt. Once the registration request has been approved, a “confirmation of acceptance” email is sent, which must be presented along with an identification document when picking up credentials.

Online registration of government representatives does not exempt delegations from the formal requirement to provide official notification indicating the names of the head of delegation and of all accompanying members.

Officials of United Nations system entities will be able to enter the meeting with their United Nations pass, which must be previously activated, but are still required to register online. To activate a pass, please send images of both sides of the credential to the following email:

Credentials can be collected at the main entrance of ECLAC (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura), on Monday, 29 May from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, 30 May from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Credentials must be picked up in person and an identification document is required. For security reasons, participants will be required to wear their badges in order to attend meetings. Badges must remain visible during the meeting.

Participants are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of meetings in order to complete the accreditation process and United Nations security protocols.

Should further information on registration and accreditation of participants be required, please do not hesitate to contact  Luis Flores (