Side events

Side events are meetings held during the sessions of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean when the Conference is in recess. Generally speaking, they are outcomes of inter-agency coordination between agencies of the United nations system and civil society organizations and they offer an opportunity to listen to experts in gender affairs and explore more extensively issues that complement the agenda of the Conference.

The side events planned for the eleventh session of the Regional Conference are:

  • Economic empowerment of indigenous and Afro-descendent women in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by UNIFEM, INSTRAW and IACW
  • Building ISO-Quito, organized by Articulación Feminista Marcosur
  • Women and information and communication technologies in the economy, work and empowerment in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the Working Group on Gender of the Plan of Action for the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean (eLAC)
  • Universal access to health care: a priority on women’s agendas, organized by PAHO, IPPF and UNFPA
  • Businesses promoting equality: gender-equitable quality management systems in Latin America, organized by UNDP and the World Bank
  • Fiscal action and gender equity, organized by Fundación Carolina in collaboration with UNIFEM Andean region