Coinciding with the Annual General Debate of the General Assembly, the Regional Agreement will be open for the signature of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
"Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world", United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his message.
The Statistical Commission consists of 24 member countries of the United Nations, elected by the United Nations Economic and Social Council on the basis of an equitable geographical distribution. The term of office of members is four years.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated today in a dialogue with executive heads of the UN development system, in the framework of the meeting of the Economic and Social Council’s Development Segment that is being held in New York.