Comisión Interamericana de Mujeres (CIM)

Commission interaméricaine des femmes
Inter-American Commission of Women

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18 Feb 1928, Havana (Cuba), at VI International Conference of American States, pursuant to Resolution LXI. Became a permanent inter-governmental agency through the adoption of Resolution XXIII of VIII International Conference of American States, 1938, Lima (Peru). Resolution XXI of IX International Conference of American States, 1948, Bogota, and Resolution XXVIII, authorized the Secretary General of OAS to organize the Permanent Secretariat of the Commission. In June 1953 a formal Agreement between the Council of Organization of American States (OAS) and the Commission was signed, which recognizes the Commission as a permanent inter-American Specialized Agency. In 1976 the XVIII Assembly of Delegates reformed the Statute which was modified again in 1986 by XXIII Assembly of Delegates and in 1988 by XXIV Assembly of Delegates.


Formulate strategies, propose solutions to bring about a new concept of the roles of men and women in the new social structure, considering them as beings of equal worth, equally responsible for the fate of humanity; analyse problems of women in the Americas; mobilize, train and organize women for effective, conscious and continuing participation in the process of planning and executing development programmes.

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Conventions; treaties; resolutions; recommendations. studies, surveys and reports; technical meetings; leadership training. Courses, seminars, forums, round tables and conferences of local, national, hemispheric or international scope. Developed: Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women (Convention of Belém do Para), adopted by OAS General Assembly in 1994; Inter-american Programme on the Promotion of Women's Human Rights and Gender Equity and Equality, adopted by OAS General Assembly in 2000.


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  • Society
    • Women

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender Equality



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