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How to Follow the Fifth session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

The event’s main panels will be transmitted live from July 3 to July 4, 2024. The invitation on social media is to participate in the debates using the hashtags #poblaciónALC and #populationLAC.
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30 June 2024
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The Fifth Session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean will take place on July 3-4 at the Convention Center in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. The meeting will be preceded on July 2 by side events and activities carried out by civil society.

The Conference will be opened by Luis Gilberto Murillo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia; Javier Medina Vásquez, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Susana Sottoli, the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); Sergio Cusicanqui, the Minister of Development Planning of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Noemi Espinoza, the Ambassador-at-large of Honduras for Women’s Affairs and Chair of the 57th session of the Commission on Population and Development of the United Nations.

At this event, senior representatives of government, regional and international institutions, the private sector, academia and civil society will address the achievements of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development along with challenges for its implementation, 30 years after the adoption of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

In the context of this gathering, ECLAC will present a document entitled Population, Development and Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, which constitutes the second regional report on the implementation of the Montevideo Consensus and which analyzes progress on implementation of the agreement’s priority measures, 11 years after its adoption.


On the meeting’s website,, general information can be found along with the programme, reference documents, and press releases and news, as well as links to ECLAC’s social media. Details on the diverse participants are also provided, along with other informational resources.

Live broadcast

All the gathering’s panels will be transmitted live via the following platforms:

Any media outlet or organization is free to replicate the transmission on their own Internet portals.

Mobile app

Another way to access event information is by downloading this mobile application, available at the Apple Store and Google Play:

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We will be tweeting in English and Spanish from the institutional accounts @cepal_onu and @eclac_un, using the hashtags #poblaciónALC and #populationLAC. We will also use #CEPAL and #ECLAC.


On our Facebook pages ( and, we will share content from the meeting.


We will upload videos related to the meeting to our YouTube channels, updating them as it goes along. Subscribe to our channels: and


High-resolution photographs of the event will be published on our institution’s Flickr accounts: and The corresponding credits will be published on each image, and media outlets will be able to use them freely, citing the photo credit.

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