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XII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

15 October 2013|Event

The twelfth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean will focus on gender equality, women’s empowerment and information and communications technologies (ICTs)

The position document to be presented at the twelfth session of the Regional Conference will be prepared by the Division for Gender Affairs, in collaboration with the Division of Production, Productivity and Management of the Commission.

On this occasion, the meeting is hosted by the Government of the Dominican Republic in Santo Domingo, from 15 to 18 October 2013.

Practical information

Report of the Twelfth Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Santo Domingo Consensus

What is the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean?
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) which is convened on a regular basis, at least every three years, 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 serve as a forum for debates on relevant issues.

Who convenes the sessions of the Conference?
ECLAC has been given the mandate to convene the member States to sessions of the Regional Conference. In accordance with the corresponding regulations, no later than six weeks prior to each session of the Regional Conference, the ECLAC secretariat sends out invitations to the member countries and associate members of the Commission to participate in the deliberations. Other States Members of the United Nations and representatives of other bodies and programmes forming part of the United Nations system are invited to attend as observers, as are representatives of intergovernmental organizations and of non-governmental organizations enjoying consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, and special guests.

What is the theme of the twelfth session of the Regional Conference?
The twelfth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean will focus on gender equality, women’s empowerment and information and communications technologies (ICTs). On this occasion, the position document to be presented at the Conference will be prepared by the Division for Gender Affairs, in collaboration with the Division of Production, Productivity and Management of the Commission.

Place and date of the Conference
Generally, a member country of ECLAC offers to host the conference. On this occasion, the Government of the Dominican Republic will host the meeting and has proposed that it be held from 15 to 18 October 2013.