In the framework of the eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference taking place in Argentina, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated in an event addressing the relationship between trade and gender equality.
Claudia Pascual, Ministra de la Mujer y la Equidad de Género de Chile, y Alicia Bárcena, Secretaria Ejecutiva de la Comisión, encabezaron la sesión de apertura de un seminario internacional donde se presentó el libro “¿Quién cuida en la ciudad? Aportes para políticas urbanas de igualdad”.
ECLAC’s next Regional Conference on Women – which will take place in 2019 in Santiago, Chile – will focus on the achievement of women’s economic autonomy, which is key for enabling them to exercise the rest of their rights, according to officials.
Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, and Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, led the inauguration of the Fifty-Sixth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated in an event entitled Commitments and Roadmap Towards a 50-50 Planet by 2030, which was held on the sidelines of the first meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development.
The regional organization held a workshop to advance the mainstreaming of gender awareness in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on the occasion of International Women’s Day, which is being commemorated on 8 March.