The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, will inaugurate in Buenos Aires the XV Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in coordination with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The main theme of the meeting is “The care society: Horizon for a sustainable recovery with gender equality.”
Participating in the opening ceremony – which will take place at the Sheraton Hotel on Tuesday, November 8 at 4 p.m. local time in Argentina (GMT-3) – will be José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary of ECLAC; Ayelén Mazzina, Minister for Women, Gender and Diversity of Argentina; Antonia Orellana, Minister of Women’s Affairs and Gender Equity of Chile; María-Noel Vaeza, Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean of UN Women; Claudia Mojica, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in Argentina; and Gabriel Boric, President of Chile, the country that is serving as outgoing Chair of the Regional Conference (via video).
The Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean is the United Nations’ main regional, intergovernmental forum on women’s rights and gender equality. The conference, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, will draw the participation of representatives of government, UN and intergovernmental organizations, academia and civil society – in particular, women’s and feminist movements.
On Wednesday, November 9, ECLAC will present the position document The care society: A horizon for sustainable recovery with gender equality, which stresses the urgency of implementing a change in the development pattern in order to move towards a care society in which people’s interdependence is recognized, along with the interdependence between productive processes and society – a care society that would put the sustainability of human life and that of the planet at the center of development.
On Thursday, November 10, two documents will be unveiled: Financing care systems and policies in Latin America and the Caribbean: Contributions for a sustainable recovery with gender equality, prepared by ECLAC and UN Women, and Breaking the statistical silence to achieve gender equality by 2030: Implementing the information systems pillar of the Montevideo Strategy for Implementation of the Regional Gender Agenda within the Sustainable Development Framework by 2030, prepared by ECLAC in the framework of two of its subsidiary bodies: the Statistical Conference of the Americas and the Regional Conference on Women.
The programme of the XV Regional Conference on Women includes a high-level debate on the care society in the region; two thematic panels, on the financing of care and caring for the planet; and a roundtable on co-responsibility for care.
Prior to the inauguration of the meeting, on Monday, November 7 and the morning of November 8, a parliamentary forum will be held and numerous activities will be organized by civil society, including a forum of feminist organizations. In addition, at least 30 side events are scheduled to take place.
Journalists interested in covering the meeting in person must get accredited at the following link and pick up their credentials anytime after 9 a.m. local time this Monday, November 7, at the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center.
A hybrid (in-person and virtual) gathering with the media will take place on Monday, November 7 from 12 to 1 p.m. (GMT-3) in the Salón Poncho (second floor) of the Sheraton Hotel’s Convention Center. To participate in person, please register at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your name and media outlet. To connect virtually, please use the following Zoom link: https://cepal-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9xqOolKlRoO7Qb-7BlS1nw
What: XV Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
When: Monday, November 7 through Friday, November 11, 2022
Inauguration, Tuesday, November 8, 4 p.m. local time in Argentina (GMT-3):
• Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina.
• José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
• Ayelén Mazzina, Minister for Women, Gender and Diversity of Argentina.
• Antonia Orellana, Minister of Women’s Affairs and Gender Equity of Chile.
• María-Noel Vaeza, Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean of UN Women.
• Claudia Mojica, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in Argentina.
• Gabriel Boric, President of Chile (via video).
Salón Libertador at the Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Center (first floor)
Address: San Martín 1225/1275 (C1104), Buenos Aires.
For reasons of protocol, members of the press will not be allowed to enter the hall where the opening ceremony will take place, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. No restrictions will apply to the rest of the Conference’s sessions.
The sessions will also be available via virtual connection:
Follow the meeting with the hashtags #XVConferenceWomenLAC and #CareSociety