The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will host the fourth session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, from 28 to 30 June 2022. High-level representatives of governments, international institutions, the private sector, academia and civil society will meet to analyze the sociodemographic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean and the challenges posed by the health crisis for the implementation of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development in the region.
The meeting will be held in a hybrid, in-person and virtual, format at the headquarters of the regional organization of the United Nations, located in Santiago de Chile, pursuant to the agreements of the executive meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference, held in virtual format on 20 May 2021. The Conference is currently chaired by the Government of Peru and has the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
During the meeting, the Technical Secretariat will present a report on the sociodemographic impacts of the pandemic in the region, with recommendations for recovery and reconstruction within the framework of the Montevideo Consensus and will launch the website of the virtual platform to contribute to regional follow-up of the aforementioned Consensus.
More logistical and substantive information on the meeting will be released in the coming weeks.