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Background

Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the subsidiary bodies of ECLAC that has ultimate responsibility for the follow-up and review of issues relating to population and development.

The Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development was the outcome of the first session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Montevideo from 12 to 15 August 2013. It represents the most significant intergovernmental agreement signed in the region in the area of population and development, and has become a key piece of the process of reviewing the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and its follow-up beyond 2014.

The implementation and follow-up of the Montevideo Consensus should be complemented by the mechanisms provided by other international instruments or bodies, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Regional Conferences on Women and Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
 

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Third session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (Peru 2018)
Lima, Peru, 7 - 9 August, 2018

Second Session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development (Mexico 2015)
Mexico City, Mexico, October 6-9 2015

First session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development (Uruguay 2013)
Montevideo, Uruguay, August 12-15 2013

 

PRESIDING OFFICERS MEETINGS

Special meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
7-9 Noviembre 2017, Santiago, Chile

Third meeting Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Population and Development
Santiago, October 4-6 2016

Second meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Population and Development
Santiago, June 24-26 2015

First meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Population and Development
Santiago, November 12-14 2014.

 

* This document updates the document Proposed format for the national progress reports on the implementation of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development (LC/L.4202(MDP.3/4)), which was adopted at the third meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Santiago on 4-6 October 2016.
** This document updates the document Progress report of the ad hoc working group for the preparation of a proposal on the indicators for regional follow-up of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development (LC/L.4255 (MDP.3/3)), presented at the third meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Santiago on 4-6 October 2016.

 

BACKGROUND

By virtue of resolution 670 (XXXIV) of 2012, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean decided to convert the ECLAC Ad Hoc Committee on Population and Development into the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and ratified all mandates expressed in Agreement 1 adopted by the Ad Hoc Committee at its last meeting that took place in Quito from 4 to 6 July 2012.

The Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean assumes all the roles of the Ad Hoc Committee and will act on the basis and in full respect of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD-PoA). The Conference will hold ordinary sessions every two years, while its Presiding Officers will meet at least once between ordinary sessions. The Regional Conference also recognizes the importance of the participation of civil society in its ordinary sessions.

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