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Latin American and Caribbean Regional Coordination Mechanism (UN System Agencies), ECLAC
8 Feb 2011 - 9 Feb 2011
Santiago, Chile

The Meeting of the United Nations Regional Coordination Mechanism for Latin America and the Caribbean was chaired by Under-Secretary-General Asha Rose Migiro and attended by various specialized UN agencies at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile: ECLAC, International Labour Organization (ILO), Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Speakers addressed the importance of coordinated UN work in promoting the active participation of the region's countries in preparations for Rio+20. The meeting included the participation of UNCSD Executive Coordinator Elizabeth Thompson and Minister André Correa do Lago of Brazil, host country to the Conference. Under the coordination of ECLAC, the UN agencies agreed to produce, inter alia, an inter-agency document to assess progress and challenges in terms of sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean, 20 years after the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development.

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