Education Minister Discusses Population And Development Matters In Peru

Montserrat’s Deputy Premier is representing the island in yet another high level meeting in South America.

Following on the heels of her participation in a Regional Conference on Women in Chile and before that an Education Ministers meeting in Bolivia, the islands Education and Health Minister Delmaude Ryan is now in Peru.

This time for the third Meeting of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean in Lima.

Minister Ryan has joined more than 40 other delegates to discuss the situation regarding migrants, the aging of the population, sexual and reproductive health, indigenous peoples and Afro-descendant populations.

At the gathering – organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Peruvian government, with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – the region’s countries are following up on implementation of the priority measures set forth in the Montevideo Consensus, the most important intergovernmental agreement on population and development signed to date in the region.

In the framework of the meeting, participants examined the project of the first regional report on the agreement’s implementation, which will serve as a contribution to the review and global evaluation of the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014, which will take place in 2019 in the context of the 52nd session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development.

In addition, they will analyze a proposal for a virtual platform to contribute to regional follow-up of the Montevideo Consensus.

The Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean is a subsidiary body of ECLAC.

 It convenes every two years and its Presiding Officers, currently headed by Mexico, meet at least once between regular sessions.