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Who attends the sessions of the regional conference?

The sessions of the Regional Conference are attended by representatives of the member States and associate members of the Commission. Representatives of States enjoying consultative status attend asobservers(1).

In addition, the sessions are attended by observers from United Nations programmes and bodies(2), specialized agencies and other autonomous organizations within the system(3), intergovernmental organizations(4) and non-governmental organizations holding category I or category II consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. In the interests of the member States, ECLAC has also traditionally invited other institutions to attend which are in a position to provide valuable inputs in their fields; in extending such invitations, priority is given to regional or subregional organizations.

Civil society participation

Non-governmental organizations may participate in the sessions of the Regional Conference as follows:

  • As part of their national delegations, as arranged at the country level and approved by the respective Governments.
  • As organizations holding consultative status with the United Nations, in accordance with the rules of the Economic and Social Council.
  • As observers whom ECLAC has invited to attend as special guests, in their capacity as regional or subregional networks with a track record in implementing the Programme of Action for the Women of Latin America and the Caribbean and the Beijing Platform for Action.

IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MUST HAVE OBTAINED YOUR REGISTRATION ONLINE AND NEED TO HOLD PROPER ACCREDITATION. PLEASE TAKE A COPY OF THE PRINTED FORM TO BRASILIA. (View requirements to entry Brazil in the GENERAL INFORMATION section).

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Inter-American Commission of Women (IACW), Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Latin American Social Sciences Council (CLACSO), Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH), Organization of American States (OAS), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Latin American Parliament.
These institutions include the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Labour Organization (ILO) and World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO).
United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Food Programme (WFP).
States Members of the United Nations which do not belong to the Commission and States which are not members of the United Nations hold consultative status and attend the sessions as observers.
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