Mainstreaming Gender and Human Rights in Post-2015 Agenda are reaffirmed at the Beijing+20 review for Latin America and the Caribbean
The Latin America and Caribbean Special Session on the Beijing Platform for Action was held in Santiago, Chile, on 18-19 November 2014. The event was inaugurated by Chilean President and founding Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet. ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Barcena, Minister Alejandrina German, Chair of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean and Gülden Türköz-Cosslett, Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programmes at UN Women were in attendance.
Delegates from 21 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean reaffirmed in an outcome statement their commitment to the Beijing Platform for Action and the removal of barriers to women's active participation in public and private life. They also called for a specific target on gender equality in the post-2015 development agenda, and for mainstreaming gender and human rights in all the objectives, targets and indicators.