The Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean is a subsidiary body of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) that brings together government representatives to monitor compliance with international and regional agreements on gender equality and to promote the incorporation of the gender perspective and the guarantee of women’s human rights in public policies in countries of the region, in order to make progress towards women’s autonomy.
At their fifty-fifth meeting, held on 25 and 26 May 2017 at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean welcomed the offer by the Government of Cuba to hold their fifty-sixth meeting, at which the fortieth anniversary of the Regional Conference would be celebrated, in Havana in the second half of 2017.
The fifty-sixth meeting of the Presiding Officers will be devoted to the analysis of gender equality plans in the framework of sustainable development in the countries of the region. In addition, a presentation will be given on the theme to be addressed in the position document for the fourteenth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The working group on the regional fund in support of women’s and feminist organizations and movements will also report on its progress at the fifty-sixth meeting of the Presiding Officers.