The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) hosts the IV Meeting of the Regional Conference on Population and Development from June 28 to 30, 2022. Senior representatives of the government, international institutions, the private sector, academia and civil society have gathered to analyze the sociodemographic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region and the challenges posed by the health crisis for the implementation of the Montevideo Consensus.
A delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, and made up of the deputy head of the ONEI (National Office of Statistics and Information), Juan Carlos Alfonso, and the deputy minister of MINCEX, Déborah Rivas, participates in the appointment that takes place in hybrid mode (face-to-face and virtual).
During the segment of interventions by ministers, ministers and high authorities of the Governments on the sociodemographic impacts of the pandemic and the main challenges and advances in the implementation of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development, Minister Malmierca referred to the results of Cuba in the fight against COVID 19.
The head of MINCEX ratified the urgency of prioritizing population and development issues at the national, regional and international levels, as well as the importance of joint, supportive and innovative work to face the sociodemographic challenges of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The meeting is held at the regional organization of the United Nations, located in Santiago de Chile. The Conference is currently chaired by the Government of Peru and has the strategic support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Within the framework of the meeting, ECLAC presented a document on the sociodemographic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region and will announce, on the last day, the virtual platform for regional monitoring of the implementation of the Montevideo Consensus.