What is the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean?
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The Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the subsidiary bodies of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), is the region’s foremost intergovernmental forum on women’s rights and gender equality. Its sessions are organized by ECLAC, as the Secretariat of the Regional Conference, with the support of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women). It is convened every three years to identify the status of women’s autonomy and rights at the regional and subregional levels, present recommendations regarding public policies on gender equality, and undertake periodic assessments of the activities carried out in fulfilment of regional and international agreements on the subject.