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May 27, 2017
ParlAmericas participates in ECLAC: 55th Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

During the meeting, the delegations present addressed, among other issues, the results of the First Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development and its connections to the Regional Gender Agenda and the Montevideo Strategy. A panel was held on technical-professional education and its link to young women’s labour insertion in Latin America and the Caribbean, and a new study was presented from the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean on gender equality plans in the region.

María Nieves Rico, Chief of the Division for Gender Affairs of ECLAC, highlighting ParlAmericas’ participation in the gathering, stated that “the role of the parliaments of the hemisphere is fundamental for translating the commitments made in the Montevideo Strategy into concrete public policy actions to achieve the goals and measures included in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Regional Gender Agenda.