Ninth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Regional Conference is a subsidiar y body of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)which is convened on a regular basis. Its purposes are to identify women's needs at the regional and subregional levels, present recommendations,undertake periodic assessments of the activities carried out in fulfilment of regional and international plans and agreements on the subject,and ser ve as a forum for debates on relevant issues.
The Women and Development Unit makes available the position document presented by ECLAC at the IX Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean under the title "Roads towards gender equity in Latin America and the Caribbean". This document was prepared in close cooperation with the member states of the Regional Conference, who have welcomed its final version as presented at the Ninth session celebrated in Mexico City from 10 to 12 June 2004.
Approved by the Ninth Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (Mexico City, 10-12 June 2004), the Mexico Consensus reaffirms the decision of participating countries to apply measures in different areas toward gender equity and constitutes the region"s contribution to the Status of Women Commission at its 49th session, scheduled for March 2005.
Report of the Ninth Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
Are submitted here the few English papers that were presented in the panels on "Poverty, economic autonomy and gender equity" and "Empowerment, institution-building and gender equity" of the Ninth Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (Mexico City, 10-12 June 2004). Presentations in Spanish and Portuguese are available in the Spanish version of this site.
Development of Gender Institutions in the Caribbean: Challenges for the 21st Century. Sra. Glenda Simms, Directora de la Oficina de Asuntos de la Mujer, Jamaica, (pdf 44KB)