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Latin American and Caribbean Countries Will Address Progress and Challenges Related to Population and Development

The third meeting of the Regional Conference on Population and Development, organized by ECLAC and the government of Peru, with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), will take place on August 7-9 in Lima.

30 May 2018|Announcement

The situation of migrants, the aging of the population, sexual and reproductive health, indigenous peoples and Afro-descendant populations will be some of the central topics addressed in conversations at the Third Meeting of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, to be held August 7-9 at the Convention Center of Lima, Peru.

At the gathering – organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Peruvian government, with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – the region’s countries will follow up on implementation of the priority measures set forth in the Montevideo Consensus, the most important intergovernmental agreement on population and development signed to date in the region.

In the framework of the meeting, participants will also examine the project of the first regional report on the agreement’s implementation, which will serve as a contribution to the review and global evaluation of the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014, which will take place in 2019 in the context of the 52nd session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development. In addition, they will analyze a proposal for a virtual platform to contribute to regional follow-up of the Montevideo Consensus.

The Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean is a subsidiary body of ECLAC. It convenes every two years and its Presiding Officers, currently headed by Mexico, meet at least once between regular sessions.

The full programme of ECLAC’s Regional Conference on Population and Development, as well as general information on the meeting and registration information for participants and journalists, are available in the gathering’s special website: https://crpd.cepal.org/3/en

You can follow all the details of the meeting on the live broadcast and on ECLAC’s social media with the hashtags #poblaciónALC and #populationLAC.

Please remind that foreign journalists who want to travel to Perú to cover this event must comply with the immigration requirements for entry into the country. More information is available at this link.

What: Third Meeting of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

When: Tuesday, August 7 to Thursday, August 9, 2018.

Who:

Inauguration (Tuesday, August 7, 9:30 a.m.) at the Convention Center of Lima, Peru:

  • Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • César Villanueva, President of the Council of Ministers of Peru
  • Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Patricia Chemor, Secretary-General of the National Council for Population (CONAPO) of Mexico

Where: Convention Center of Lima, Av. Arqueología 160, San Borja, Lima, Peru