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Forty-seventh meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women's Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean agree to close all gaps including the digital divide

Ciudad de Panamá, Panama - 5 Mar-5 Apr 2012

Description

  • Ministers of 21 countries are meeting in Panama in order to prepare the XII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and Caribbean. During the meeting, central topics of the next Regional Conference will be discussed: women economic empowerment, gender equality and information and communications technologies.

Programme

3 May 2012

8.30 - 9.30 a.m. Registration of participants

9.30 - 10.15 a.m. Opening

  • Sonia Montaño, Directora de la División de Asuntos de Género de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

10.15 - 10.30 a.m Adoption of the agenda (agenda item 1)

10.30 - 11 a.m. Coffee break

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Report on the activities carried out by the secretariat, the member countries and bodies of the United Nations system pursuant to the Brasilia Consensus (agenda item 2)

1 - 2.30 p.m. Lunch

2.30 - 4 p.m. Continuation of agenda item 2

4 - 4.30 p.m. Coffee break

4.30 - 5.15 p.m. Report on the region’s participation in the fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women and in the meetings of other regional integration schemes (agenda item 3)

5.15 - 6 p.m. Report on the initiatives undertaken by the host countries of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and the Meeting of the ECLAC Ad Hoc Committee on Population and Development (agenda item 4)

3 May 2012

9 - 10.10 a.m. Presentation of the proposal for updating the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean (agenda item 5)

10.10 - 10.50 a.m. Preparations for the twelfth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (agenda item 6)

10.50 - 11.20 a.m. Coffee break

11.20 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Presentation by the secretariat of the timetable for preparation of the position paper for the twelfth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (agenda item 7)

12.30 - 2 p.m. Lunch

2 - 3.30 p.m. Presentation by ECLAC on productive development, gender equality, empowerment of women and information and communications technologies (agenda item 8)

  • Néstor Bercovich, Project on the Information Society of the Division of Production, Productivity and Management of ECLAC
  • Magaly Pineda, Director of the Centre for Feminist Research and Action (CIPAF) of the Dominican Republic

    3.30 – 4 p.m. Coffee break

    4 - 4.45 p.m Adoption of agreements (agenda item 9)

    4.45 - 5.15 p.m. Other matters (agenda item 10)

    5.15 - 5.45 p.m. Close of the meeting

    14.00 a 15.30 horas Panel on productive development, gender equality, empowerment of women and information and communications technologies (agenda item 8)