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Regional consultation for Development urges inclusion and social equality

Regional consultation for Development urges inclusion and social equality

  • 28th March 2015
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eclWithin the scope of the Regional consultation on financing for development held in Chile, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), spoke about the challenges of development and social inclusion, its impact on the most vulnerable populations and the role of civil society in the agenda of development. “I think today we are fulfilling some aspirations, at least having an agenda with more inclusive and universal objectives of sustainable development is a breakthrough on this issue. I think that many of the shortcomings of those commitments that were taken in Rio, Cairo and Beijing were not met because of lack of political will, because I believe that money and finance are not the problem (...) Latin America had major advances, people came out of poverty, we moved forward in terms of inequality, but there are many shortcomings still (...)” Said Mrs. Bárcena.…
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UNAIDS builds its 2016-2021 strategy using virtual communication technology

UNAIDS builds its 2016-2021 strategy using virtual communication technology

  • 25th March 2015
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UNAIDS has organized a process of updating and extension of its current strategy 2011-2015 for the period 2016-2021. This process includes face-to-face meetings, both regionally and globally, as well as virtual meetings (Webex) to facilitate a dialogue at the regional, subregional and national level in all countries. In addition, UNAIDS has also organized a regional webcast in order to open a discussion at a high-level meeting on issues that inform the strategy. UNAIDS seeks to facilitate the incorporation to the discussion on the UNAIDS strategy 2016-2021 to the different regional actors; as well as incorporate the topics of relevance to the discussion on the questions that inform the strategy update. The parameters of the update of the strategy include the extension of the current strategy, which seeks to maintain the goal of the three zeros: zero new HIV infections, zero deaths associated with HIV and zero discrimination. As well as…
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Venezuela – Forum and analysis on the new law that prohibits discrimination against people with HIV

Venezuela – Forum and analysis on the new law that prohibits discrimination against people with HIV

  • 25th March 2015
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Caracas will host the forum “Knowing the law for the promotion and protection of the right to equality of persons with HIV and/or AIDS and their family members”. The Forum will be for the community at large, and admission is free. The forum will take place at the Hotel President in Caracas, Venezuela. On December 30th, 2014 this law was enacted by the President of the Republic, and now it will be analyzed by recognized experts in the field. Experts and activists who will participate in the evaluation include Alberto Nieves, Executive Director of ACCSI (Acción Solidaria Contra el Sida) whose presentation is titled “Presentation of the law for the promotion and protection of the right to equality of persons with HIV and/or AIDS and their family members”. Furthermore, other participants will be at the event such as Dr. Miguel Morales, Coordinator of the national AIDS program, who will talk…
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Latin American women activists attend the United Nations

Latin American women activists attend the United Nations

  • 22nd March 2015
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Each year, thousands of women representatives from Governments and activists from around the world gather at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN), in New York, in order to participate in the Commission on the status of women (CSW), which is dedicated to the promotion of gender equality. The Commission currently examines progress after 20 years of the Declaration and the platform for action of Beijing, a commitment made by the Member States in 1995 for the advancement of women. Latin America was also present at this event, which undoubtedly helps to promote equality of gender in all women equally, regardless of age, social group or ethnicity. “The important thing for us is that there is a systematic violation of human rights in Mexico. There are disappearances of women and girls, there is girls trafficking by organized crime and drug trafficking and that has to stop,” said Dali Angel with…
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