Daniela Trucco Horwitz

Daniela Trucco Horwitz is Senior Social Affairs Officer of the Social Development Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean – ECLAC – based in Santiago, Chile.

At ECLAC she works in the areas of education, childhood, youth, and digital society. Her professional experience has concentrated on research and social policy advisory, from a perspective of social inclusion and gap reduction, in Latin American and the Caribbean. Over the years, she has contributed to the preparation of institutional publications, such as the Social Panorama of Latin America, as well as ECLAC Series and Books. Among her latest publications include: ‘Youth and families. Policies to support inclusion trajectories’; ‘Access to education for migrant and displaced students in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges and good practices for reducing inequality’; ‘Childhood and Adolescence in the Digital Age’; and ‘School violence’.

Between 2003 and 2009 she participated in the research and preparation of the Human Development Reports in Chile, of the United Nations Development Program.

She graduated from Sociology at the Catholic University of Chile and has a Master’s in Public Policies as well as an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park, United States of America.