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The President of Peru will Open Meeting of the Regional Conference on Population and Development

Head of State Martín Vizcarra will inaugurate the event on Tuesday 7 August at the Convention Center of Lima.

6 August 2018|Announcement

The President of the Republic of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, will preside over the inauguration ceremony of the Third Meeting of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, on Tuesday 7 August at 10:00 a.m. (GMT -5) in the Convention Center of Lima, Peru.

The event will be held on August 7-9 and will gather representatives from all 46 member countries and 14 associate members of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), joined by delegates from international organizations, the academy, private sector and civil society.

In the opening ceremony will also participate Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC; Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); and Patricia Chemor, Secretary-General of the National Council for Population (CONAPO) of Mexico.

At the gathering – organized by ECLAC and the Peruvian government, with support from the 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 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.

 

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, 10:00 a.m. local time, GMT -5 hrs.) at the Convention Center of Lima, Peru:

  • Martín Vizcarra, President of the Republic of Peru
  • Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • 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