Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
Conférence régionale sur les femmes de l'Amérique Latine et des Caraïbes
Conferencia Regional sobre la Mujer de América Latina y el Caribe
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1977, as a subsidiary permanent body of E-XE4175 - United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Original title: Regional Conference on the Integration of Women into the Economic and Social Development of Latin America and the Caribbean -- Conférence régionale sur l'intégration de la femme au développement économique et sociale de l'Amérique latine et des Caraïbes -- Conferencia Regional para la Integración de la Mujer en el Desarrollo Económico y Social de América Latina y el Caribe. Present name adopted at 7th Meeting, Nov 1997, Santiago (Chile).
Determine regional and sub-regional priorities for technical assistance; support United Nations bodies operating in the region so they can meet such needs; make recommendations to governments and to ECLAC based on studies carried out by the secretariat on implementing agreements adopted by UN regional conferences; review and periodically appraise the activities of ECLAC and other UN agencies in compliance with the Programme for the Decade of Women; in particular, draw up recommendations for regional conferences on women to be held before World Conferences; periodically evaluate the accomplishment of the Regional Plan of Action (1977), Regional Programme of Action for the Women of Latin America and the Caribbean (1995-2001) and Regional Gender Agenda commitments; provide a forum for exchange of information to facilitate mutual coordination and support of programmes for integration of women into economic and social development at various levels and to permit countries in the region to share experience.
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Conference is held every 3 years. Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference (meeting twice a year) are elected by member states; they remain in office until the next Conference and link governments and ECLAC secretariat in the field of gender oriented policies.
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