Cuba to Host Regional Meeting on Women

Havana, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will host on October 5-6 the meeting of the Regional Conference on Women, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), local media reported.

The meeting will address the implementation of gender equality plans in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development goals, Teresa Amarelle, general secretary of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), told Granma newspaper.

The event will be dedicated to Vilma Espin, the first president of the Regional Conference and founder of the FMC, and to the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, ‘creator of the leading role of Cuban women’, Amaral said.

The official said that the executive boards are made up of 19 member countries and are currently chaired by Uruguay.

They meet between conferences, said Amarelle, who noted that the coming meeting will be held in Chile in two years.

The leader expressed that Cuba could be a reference in the regional context for the public policies promoted with the active participation of the FMC, as a national mechanism for the advancement of women.

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