Events - Monday, 8 April 2013

Consultation on Gender Equality in LAC: Progress and Challenges

The consultation on gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) aims to initiate an exchange of views on how the post-2015 development agenda “must include gender equality as a priority,” and to respond to the issues of discrimination and violence against women, in particular. This portion of the consultation will focus on progress and challenges for achieving gender equality in the region. It precedes other discussion blocks within the consultation, on: the structural roots of inequality, discrimination and violence; capacities to make choices; participation, impact and power; and priorities and strategies to influence the agenda.  

dates: 8-15 April 2013   location: virtual  


The tenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF 10) will assess the overall progress made on the implementation of the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests and achievement of its four Global Objectives on Forests. The theme for UNFF 10 is forests and economic development. Agenda items will include: forest products and services; national forest programmes and other sectoral policies and strategies; reducing risks and impacts of disasters; and benefits of forests and trees to urban communities.  

dates: 8-19 April 2013   location: Istanbul, Turkey