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Preparatory meeting of the XIII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean with Caribbean countries

The preparatory meeting of the XIII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean with Caribbean countries is convened In accordance with the agreement of the fifthly-third meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, which was held in Santiago, Chile on 26-29 January 2016.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - 26-27 Jul 2016

Description

The Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean is a subsidiary Organ of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The Conference is convened on a regular basis in order to identify the needs of women at the regional and subregional levels, carry out periodic reviews of activities that comply with regional and international agreements, provide a forum for the discussion of these issues and put forward recommendations for the national Governments of the region.

The Caribbean subregional preparatory meeting will feature presentations on the preparation for the XIII Regional Conference, and will include a status update on the position document for the conference, as well as discussion on the challenges faced in the implementation of the regional gender agenda. 

The preparatory meeting will take place in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and will be preceeded by a technical meeting to examine the economic autonomy of women in the Caribbean. The technical meeting will focus on the situation of women, with particular attention given to economic empowerment and gender equality with a view to highlighting the opportunities offered by the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development in advancing the economic autonomy of women in the Caribbean. It will provide a forum to examine critical issues which should be addressed if we are to achieve gender equality and women’s economic empowerment during the next 15 years.

 

Programme

 

Preparatory meeting of the XIII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean with Caribbean countries

 

Port of Spain, 26 - 27 July 2016

San Fernando Room, Radisson Hotel

 

PROGRAMME

 

Tuesday 26 July 2016

8:30 – 9.00 am              Registration of Participants

 

 

9.00 – 10.30 am            Technical Meeting to examine the economic autonomy of women in the Caribbean

 

10.30 – 10.45 am          Coffee Break

 

                                                                                                

10.45 am – 1.00 pm     Technical Meeting to examine the economic autonomy of women in the     Caribbean

 

1.00 – 2.30 pm            Lunch Break

 

2.30 – 3.00 pm            Inauguration of the Preparatory Meeting of the XIII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Diane Quarless, Director, ECLAC Subregional Office for the Caribbean
  • Bernarda Bernard, Chargée d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Jacqueline Johnson, Permanent Secretary, Gender and Child Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister, Trinidad and Tobago

 

3.00 – 4.15 pm            High-level Panel “Autonomy and gender equality: The Caribbean towards 2030”

  • Gale T.C. Rigobert, Honourable Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia
  • Jennifer Rouse, Director of the Division of Ageing, Ministry of People and Social Development, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Line Bareiro, Regional specialist on women’s rights
  • Debate

 

4.15 – 4.30 pm                        Coffee

 

4.30 – 5.00 pm            Report of the preparation of the XIII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Ana Stefanovic, Gender Affairs Division, ECLAC

 

5.00 – 5.30 pm            Presentation of the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean 2016

  • Ana Stefanovic, Gender Affairs Division, ECLAC

 

Wednesday 27 July 2016

 

9.00 – 10.00 am          Presentation of advances of the position document of the XIII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Pamela Villalobos, Gender Affairs Division, ECLAC
  • Comments from UN Women, UNFPA and UNDP
  • Debate

 

10.00 – 11.15 am        Panel “Subregional challenges for the implementation of the regional gender agenda” (first part)

  • The Bahamas, Grenada, Jamaica

 

11.15 – 11.30 am        Coffee

 

11.30 am – 1.00 pm    Panel “Subregional challenges for the implementation of the regional gender agenda” (second part)

  • Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

 

1.00 – 2.30 pm            Lunch Break

 

2.30 – 4.00 pm            Debate on the design of a regional strategy for the implementation of commitments on gender equality and the 2030 agenda

  • Nicole Bidegain, Gender Affairs Division, ECLAC

 

 

4.00 – 4.30 pm                        Coffee

 

4.30 – 5.00 pm                        Other matters

 

5.00 – 5.30 pm                        Closing and conclusions of the preparatory meeting

  • Pamela Villalobos, Gender Affairs Division, CEPAL
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26-27 Jul 2016
Meetings and technical symposiums
Radisson Hotel
Wrightson Rd
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
By invitation

Contact

ECLAC Caribbean - Statistics & Social Development Unit
social-pos@eclac.org
Aurélie Quiatol
Meeting Services Assistant, Program Support Unit, ECLAC Subregional Headquaters for the Caribbean
aurelie.quiatol@eclac.org
(868) 224-8071

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