WORK at ECLAC, United Nations
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, which is headquartered in Santiago, Chile, is one of the five Regional Commissions of the United Nations.
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) --the Spanish acronym is CEPAL-- was established in 1948 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. It is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded for the purposes of contributing to the economic development of the region, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic relationships among the countries and with the other nations of the world (see for example the prominent work of Raul Prebisch). The promotion of the region's social development was later included among its primary objectives.
...el culpable de todo:
...after I realized that my interest in the importance of the Internet did not really receive much attention at the University of Chile in mid-2000, they sent me to Jorge Katz, Director of the Micro-economic Division at ECLAC, who, to my surpise, took those ideas pretty seriously. He guided me through my first publications and we ended up writing two books together...
Equipo SocInfo - InfoSoc team - "los TICs" (asi nos llaman dentro de la CEPAL)
Regional Preparatory Ministerial Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean for the FIRST phase of the World Summit on the Information Society
Bavaro, Dominican Republic, 29-31 January 2003
The governments of Latin American and Caribbean negotiated and approved the Bavaro Declaration, the regional position for the negotiations in the World Summit on the Information Society. The first draft of this declaration was also born on my computer... In the final declaration, the issue of who governs the Internet was raised for the first time in an intergovernmental declaration. This issue was then brought to the World Summit and became an ongoing battle of interest between the government of the United States and several other countires that do not agree with the current model (see: http://www.intgovforum.org)
Regional Preparatory Ministerial Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean for the SECOND phase of the World Summit on the Information Society
Rio de Janeiro, 8-10 June 2005
The governments of Latin American and Caribbean negotiated and aproved the 2005-2007 Regional Plan of Action for the Information Society:
eLAC2007 see: http://www.cepal.org/SocInfo/eLAC/
...the first draft was born on my computer, and has then received lots of positive input from collective work of many people and intergovernmental negotiations: at the Ministerial Conference we organized in Rio de Janeiro in 2005 http://www.riocmsi.gov.br/
Technical cooperation in Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo, 28-29 July 2004, with the President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez
Technical Preparatory meeting of Latin America and the Caribbean
Quito, Ecuador, 4-6 May, 2005 (with Lucho Yañez, João Ferraz, Alvaro Diaz, Hernan Moreno)
...and of course, with the SECRETARY GENERALS OF THE UNITED NATIONS:
...yes, the guy on the right hand side who Kofi Annan was greeting during his Santiago visit in 2003 is me...
Below, in 2007 with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (in office since 2006)