60th Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

- 23-25 Feb 2021
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The 60th Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held virtually from 23 to 25 February 2021. The meeting is being organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), as secretariat of the Conference, in coordination with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women).

Description

At the 60th Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, delegations will report on the progress made in the implementation of the Santiago Commitment, taking into account the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition, a special regional consultation session will be held prior to the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Practical information

Videos of the 60th MDM sessions:

Programme

23/02/2021

  • 11:00 to 11:25
    Inauguration of the sixtieth meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
    • María-Noel Vaeza, Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women)
    • Mónica Zalaquett, Minister of Women’s Affairs and Gender Equity of Chile, in her capacity as Chair of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Andrés Allamand, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile
  • 11:25 to 11:30
    Adoption of the agenda
  • 11:30 to 12:30
    High-level Panel: The autonomy of women in recovery with gender equality
    • Moderator: Mónica Zalaquett, Minister of Women’s Affairs and Gender Equity of Chile, in her capacity as Chair of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

    Women’s economic autonomy in a sustainable recovery with equality

    • María-Noel Vaeza, Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women)
    • Epsy Campbell, Vice-President of Costa Rica
    • Janey Joseph, Director of Gender Relations, Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development of Saint Lucia
    • Corina Rodríguez Enríquez, Researcher with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Public Research (CIEPP) and member of the Executive Committee of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)
  • 12:30 to 12:45
    Report by the secretariat on activities carried out since the fourteenth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (27 to 31 January 2020)
  • 12:45 to 13:00
    Report on the outcomes of the thirty-eighth session of ECLAC and the outcomes of the meetings of other subsidiary bodies of ECLAC held since the fourteenth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Thirty-eighth session of ECLAC, Luis Yáñez, Secretary of the Commission of ECLAC
    • Nineteenth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC (25–27 August 2020), Rolando Ocampo, Chief of the Statistics Division of ECLAC
    • Twenty-eighth session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) (10 September 2020), Diane Quarless, Chief of the ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean
    • Seventh Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean (23–26 November 2020), Sebastián Rovira, Chief of the Innovation and New Technologies Unit of the Division of Production, Productivity and Management of ECLAC
    • Fourth meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (13 January 2021), Simone Cecchini, Officer in Charge of the Social Development Division of ECLAC
  • 13:00 to 14:30
    Break
  • 14:30 to 15:15
    Report from the Caribbean countries on the implementation of the Santiago Commitment in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Statements by the delegations
  • 15:15 to 16:00
    Report from Latin American countries on the implementation of the Santiago Commitment in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Statements by the delegations
  • 16:00 to 16:30
    Report on the Regional Fund to Support Organizations and Movements of Women and Feminists
    • Mónica Zalaquett, Minister of Women’s Affairs and Gender Equity of Chile, in her capacity as Chair of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Statement by civil society
    • Statements by the delegations

24/02/2021

  • 11:00 to 12:00
    High-level Panel: The role of international trade for recovery with gender equality
    • Moderator: Mario Castillo, Chief of the Division of International Trade and Integration of ECLAC
    • María Alejandra Muñoz, Vice-President of the Republic of Ecuador
    • Erika Mouynes, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama
    • Marsha K. Caddle, Minister of Economic Affairs and Investment of Barbados
    • Carolina Valdivia, Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile
    • Mariama Williams, Specialist in gender equality and trade
    • Discussion and statements by the delegations

     

    Reference documents:

    International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2020: Regional integration is key to recovery after the crisis

    International trade: a means to a recovery with gender equality?

  • 12:00 to 13:00
    High-level Panel: The challenges of climate change for a sustainable recovery with equality
    • Moderator: Ana Güezmes, Chief of the Division for Gender Affairs of ECLAC (by videolink)
    • Delphine O, Ambassador of France and Secretary-General of the Generation Equality Forum (by videolink)
    • Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice-President of Colombia
    • Pearnel Charles Jr., Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change of Jamaica
    • Marcela Guerrero, Minister on the Status of Women and Executive President of the National Institute for Women (INAMU) of Costa Rica
    • Lorena Aguilar, Specialist in gender equality and climate change
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    • Discussion and statements by the delegations
    • Marta Lucía Ramírez
      Video mensaje de Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vicepresidenta de Colombia
      Video
      Delphine O
      Video mensaje de Delphine O, Embajadora de Francia y Secretaria General Foro Generación Igualdad
      Video
  • 13:00 to 14:30
    Break
  • 14:30 to 17:00
    Special session of regional consultation prior to the 65th session of the Commission on the Juridical and Social Status of Women
    • Women's participation and full and effective decision-making in public life, and the elimination of violence: towards the consolidation of parity democracies in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Moderator: Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, Minister for Women, Gender and Diversity of Argentina, in her capacity as Vice-Chair of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • 2.30 – 2.40 p.m. Introductory remarks: María-Noel Vaeza, Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women)

    Official virtual photo of the ministers and high-level authorities participating in the special session: regional consultation prior to the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women

    • 2.50 – 3.10 p.m. Presentation of the base document for the regional consultation prior to the sixtyfifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, by Beatriz Llanos, Doctor in Government and Public Administration and author of the document
    • 3.10 – 5 p.m. Participation and statements by the ministers and high-level authorities on women’s affairs and feminist, women’s and diversity organizations

     

    Reference documents:

    Towards parity and inclusive participation in Latin America and the Caribbean

25/02/2021

  • 11:00 to 12:30
    Special session of regional consultation prior to the 65th session of the Commission on the Juridical and Social Status of Women (continued)
    • Round table: Parity in action from an intersectional approach
    • Moderator: Nadine Gasman, President of the National Institute of Women (INMUJERES) of Mexico and Vice-Chair of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Beatriz Argimón, Vice-President of Uruguay
    • Tamika Peart, Acting Director, Community Liaison Branch, Bureau of Gender Affairs within the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport of Jamaica
    • María Soledad Cisternas, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility
    • Dora Virginia Alonzo Quijivix, Activist and Defender of Human Rights of Children, Adolescents, Youth, Women and Indigenous Peoples
    • Rosa Campoalegre, Coordinator of the working group on Afrodescendancy and counterhegemonic proposals of the Latin American Social Science Council (CLACSO)
    • Statements of ministers and high-level authorities on women’s affairs and feminist, women’s and diversity organizations
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  • 12:30 to 13:00
    Reading of the declaration of ministers and high-level authorities of the national machineries for the advancement of women in Latin America and the Caribbean for the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women
    • Mónica Zalaquett, Minister of Women’s Affairs and Gender Equity of Chile, in her capacity as Chair of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

     

    Declaration by Ministers and High-Level Authorities of National Machineries for the Advancement of Women of Latin America and the Caribbean for the Sixty-Fifth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

  • 13:00 to 14:30
    Break
  • 14:30 to 14:45
    Other matters
  • 14:45 to 15:15
    Approval of the agreements
  • 15:15 to 15:30
    Closing session
    • Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
    • María-Noel Vaeza, Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women)
    • Gladys Acosta Vargas, Chairperson of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
    • Mónica Zalaquett, Minister of Women’s Affairs and Gender Equity of Chile, in her capacity as Chair of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Documents

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