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  • The mission of ECLAC in the area of population and development is to increase and enhance the ability of the region’s countries to describe, analyse, comprehend and address population dynamics and their links to economic and social development, with a view to incorporating demographic factors into public policies and programmes, especially those aimed at reducing poverty and inequality. To achieve its strategic objective, the Division has received extensive support from organizations of the United Nations system, especially the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and other donors.

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Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the subsidiary bodies of ECLAC that has ultimate responsibility for the follow-up and review of issues relating to population and development, international migration, indigenous peoples and Afro-descendent populations and ageing.

By virtue of resolution 670 (XXXIV) of 2012, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean decided to convert the ECLAC Ad Hoc Committee on Population and Development into the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and ratified all mandates expressed in Agreement 1 adopted by the Ad Hoc Committee at its last meeting that took place in Quito from 4 to 6 July 2012.

The Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean assumes all the roles of the Ad Hoc Committee and will act on the basis and in full respect of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD-PoA). The Conference will hold ordinary sessions every two years, while its Presiding Officers will meet at least once between ordinary sessions. The Regional Conference also recognizes the importance of the participation of civil society in its ordinary sessions.