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Conference Information

The Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean is a subsidiary body of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) which is convened on a regular basis, at least every three years, to identify the situation of women’s autonomy and rights at the regional and subregional levels, present public policies recommendations for gender equality, undertake periodic assessments of the activities carried out in fulfilment of regional and international plans and agreements on the subject, and serve as a forum for debates on relevant issues.  It is organized by ECLAC as the Conference Secretariat with the support of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

ECLAC has been given the mandate to convene the member States to sessions of the Regional Conference. In accordance with the corresponding regulations, no later than six weeks prior to each session of the Regional Conference, the ECLAC secretariat sends out invitations to the member countries and associate members of the Commission to participate in the deliberations. Other States Members of the United Nations and representatives of other bodies and programmes forming part of the United Nations system are invited to attend as observers, as are representatives of intergovernmental organizations and of non-governmental organizations enjoying consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, and special guests.

Generally, a member country of ECLAC offers to host the conference. On this occasion, the Republic of Argentina will host the meeting which will be held from 7 to 11 November 2022 in Buenos Aires.

Conference Registration

Important: Registration is currently closed.


All persons entering Argentina must be in possession of a valid passport and, when required, the relevant visa issued by Argentine consular authorities.
Citizens of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia and Uruguay may enter Argentina with a valid identity card or identity document.
Those who require a visa to enter the country may apply at the corresponding Argentine consular post. Details of the offices can be found at
More information on the visa application process can be found at: technical-scientific-artistic-or.
Participants are kindly instructed to retain the arrival form issued upon entry into Argentina. The form is required by the immigration authorities when leaving the country.


General information
The Argentine Republic is located in South America and its territory covers 3,761,274 square kilometres.
The country is bordered to the east by Brazil, Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean; to the west and south by Chile; and to the north by Paraguay and the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
More information is available at:

Useful information for your stay

Language The official language of Argentina is Spanish.
Local time UTC or GMT -3.

Local currency

Argentine peso

The official currency is the Argentine peso. The currency is denominated in coins of 1, 2, 5 and 10 pesos and banknotes of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 pesos.
Credit cards are widely accepted in shopping centres, restaurants and cashpoints.
The current exchange rate can be checked at:
Telephone codes The country calling code is 54 and the area code for the city of Buenos Aires is 11.
Electricity The electricity supply in Argentina is 220 volts, 50 Hertz of alternating current (AC). Sockets have two cylindrical holes or three rectangular holes including an earth. It is advisable to travel with an adapter for these sockets.
Climate The weather in Buenos Aires is pleasant in November, with temperatures ranging from 15°C in the morning to 30°C in early afternoon. Daily weather forecasts can be consulted at:
Shops and other businesses Banks and currency exchanges: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Business offices: generally, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 2–7 p.m.
Shops and other businesses: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cafés and bistros: almost always open, with a 2–6 a.m. break.
Restaurants: lunch is served from 12:30 p.m. onward and dinner from 8:30 p.m. Many establishments offer fast food at all hours.
It is customary to tip 10% of the amount of the bill in cafés and restaurants, as well as to give small tips to doormen, porters and ushers.

Official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship:



1. Venue
The fifteenth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held at the Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Center.

Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Center
Address: San Martín 1225/1275 (C11104), Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires Website: buenos-aires-hotel-and-convention-center/

2. Opening session
The opening session of the meeting will begin at 4 pm on Tuesday, 8 November, and will be held in the Salón Libertador of the Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Center, which is located on the first floor.

3. Meeting coordination
The session is organized by ECLAC, in its capacity as secretariat of the Conference. Questions on substantive matters relating to the session may be addressed to:

Questions on operational matters may be addressed to:

4. Online registration and participant accreditation

An online registration system will be available from 3 to 28 October for representatives of governments, United Nations system entities, international organizations and parliaments, and from 3 to 21 October for civil society and other participants. All participants must complete the online registration process via the link
Credentials may be collected from 3 p.m. on Sunday, 6 November in the lobby of the Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Center, the entrance to which is located at Leandro N. Alem, and will continue on Monday, 7 November from 8 a.m. onward. Each participant will receive an identification badge, which, for security purposes, must be shown to enter all meetings.
For any further information on participant accreditation, please contact María Eugenia Barozzi
(; tel: (+56) 2 2210 2520).
Online registration does not exempt governments from the requirement to send an official note to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission ( indicating the names of the head of delegation and accompanying delegation members.

5. Internet access
The offices and conference rooms set aside for the meeting will have wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi).

6. Session languages
The official language of the meeting will be Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided from and into English and French. Sign language interpretation will also be provided.

7. Meeting documents
As they become available, documents will be uploaded to the meeting website (
In keeping with the principles of environmental sustainability of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in accordance with other intergovernmental decisions adopted by ECLAC and the United Nations, this will be a paper-smart meeting. Participants will be responsible for downloading the documents from the session website. ECLAC will provide a mobile app on the meeting website, for downloading and viewing the session documents on participants’ electronic devices. There will be no document printing or copying services at the meeting venue.

8. Medical services
The Government of Argentina will provide medical services to provide first aid if required at the meeting venue. Visitors are responsible for any additional medical expenses they incur. It is recommended that members of delegations obtain international health insurance that covers major medical expenses.

9. International Press Centre
To facilitate press coverage of the fifteenth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, an international press centre will be set up near the meeting rooms. Journalists wishing to cover the session must register beforehand on the meeting website ( and obtain accreditation at the press centre, which will be open every day from 8 a.m. on Monday, 7 November 2022.
An information and documentation office and cubicles and working spaces will be available at the press centre for accredited journalists and other representatives of media outlets.
Questions relating to media coverage of the meeting should be addressed to Guido Camú, Chief of the Public Information Unit of ECLAC (; tel: (+56) 2 2210 2040).

10. Hotel reservations

The ECLAC Conference Services Unit has reserved a limited number of rooms at special rates in the following hotels:


Av. Leandro N. Alem 1193, Buenos Aires
Tel.: (+54) 11 4318 9367
Contact: Cristina Simonelli
Website: collection-hotel-buenos-aires/
Deluxe single/twin room: US$ 324 + VAT
Request reservations at link.mi?id=1664394227702&key=GRP&app=resvlink

San Martin 1225/1275 Buenos Aires, Argentina 1104
Tel.: (+54) 11 4318 9367
Contact: Cristina Simonelli
Email: Website:
Deluxe single/twin room: US$ 256 + VAT
Request reservations at link.mi?id=1664392294271&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Suipacha 1092, C1008AAV. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel.: (+54) 11 4320 3607
Contact: Agustina Villar
Website: royal-city-buenos-aires/
Junior suite: US$ 79 + VAT
Ambassador suite: US$ 92 + VAT

Maipú 850 (Paraguay y Av. Córdoba) Buenos Aires
Tel.: (+54) 11 5279 4050
Contact: Marisa Mora
Website: Standard single/twin room: US$ 82 + VAT

San Martín 920
Buenos Aires
Tel.: (+54) 11 5256 7700
Contact: Marisa Mora
Website: Standard single/twin room: US$ 82 + VAT

Bolívar 160, Buenos Aires
Tel.: (+54) 11 4121 6464
Contact: Gabriela Villar
Standard single/twin room: US$ 165 + VAT
For reservations, please click on the following link: https://www.nh-

Av. Córdoba 405, Buenos Aires Tel.: (+54) 11 4131 6464 Contact: Gabriela Villar
Standard single/twin room: US$ 195 + VAT
For reservations, please click on the following link: https://www.nh-

San Martín 780, Buenos Aires
Tel.: (+54) 11 5256 8800
Contact: Marisa Mora
Email: Website: Standard single/twin room: US$ 100 + VAT

These rates include breakfast and a Wi-Fi connection in the hotel room.
Reservation requests should be addressed directly to the hotel by Friday, 28 October 2022. After that date, the hotels reserve the right to change their prices and cannot guarantee room availability. To make reservations, please click on the booking links provided herein, or write directly to the contact person at each hotel.
Members of delegations are responsible for their own reservations and are advised to check that hotels have indeed processed requests and to ask for a reservation number or confirmation code.
The hotel requires a credit card number to hold a reservation. Most hotels apply a no-show policy, whereby reservations may be cancelled free of charge up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date; otherwise, cardholders will be charged for the first night. All members of delegations must settle their own hotel bills at the end of their stays.

11. Local transport
Participants are responsible for their own transport to and from the airport and the hotel.

Conference Side events

Important: Registration is currently closed