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Ministers and Senior Authorities from Mechanisms for Women’s Advancement Will Debate the Importance of Moving Towards a Care Society in Latin America and the Caribbean

On September 29-30, the Sixty-first Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean will take place virtually, organized by ECLAC in coordination with UN Women.

27 September 2021|Announcement

Ministers of Women’s Affairs and authorities from mechanisms for women’s advancement, representatives of international entities, scholars and union leaders, as well as members of women’s and feminist organizations, will participate on September 29-30, 2021 in the Sixty-first Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be held virtually.  

This meeting is being organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in its capacity as Technical Secretariat of the Conference, in coordination with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

It will be inaugurated on Wednesday, September 29 at 10 a.m. local time in Chile (GMT-3) by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC; María-Noel Vaeza, Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean of UN Women; and 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.

The 61st Meeting of the Presiding Officers will be focused on furthering preparations for the Fifteenth Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be held in Argentina in 2022, and it will feature a high-level panel on the centrality of the care society for driving a transformative recovery with gender equality and sustainability.

In addition, participants will report on the progress of the Regional Alliance for Women’s Digitalization in Latin America and the Caribbean and on aspects related to the functioning of the Regional Fund in support of Women’s and Feminist Organizations and Movements, among other matters.

On September 29, between 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. local time in Chile, a side event entitled The burden of unpaid care work on Caribbean women in the time of COVID-19 will take place.

What: Sixty-first Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Who:

  • Ministers of Women’s Affairs and authorities from mechanisms for women’s advancement, international officials, scholars, union leaders and other representatives of Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Inaugurating the meeting on Wednesday, September 29 at 10 a.m. local time in Chile (GMT-3):

  • Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
  • María-Noel Vaeza, Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean of UN Women.
  • Mónica Zalaquett, Minister of Women’s Affairs and Gender Equity of Chile.

When: Wednesday and Thursday, September 29-30, 2021.

Where: Online transmission via the websites www.cepal.org and https://live.cepal.org/, and on social media on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cepal_onu) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cepal.onu).

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