Gender equality in Latin America – challenges and opportunities - Women in Iran

Due to technical issue, the debate "Women's perspective in Latin America" was postponed and it will take place in the afternoon of 31 January 2023, during upcoming REX Section meeting.


Draft agenda

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Morning session

1. Adoption of the draft agenda

2. Approval of the minutes of the 203rd meeting, held on 14 September 2022 

3. REX/549 – information report on Digital transition in the Euro-Mediterranean region 

  • Rapporteur: Dolores SAMMUT BONNICI (MT-I)

4. Preliminary presentation of REX/565 Prohibiting products made with forced labour on the Union market

  • Rapporteur Mr Thomas WAGNSONNER (AT-II)

5. Presentation of draft opinion of NAT/860 Empowering youth to achieve sustainable development through education

  • Rapporteur Tatjana BABRAUSKIENĖ (LT-II)

6. Priorities of EP Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) for 2023 (11.00)

  • David McALLISTER, Chair of EP AFET Committee

7. REX/552Socio-Economic situation in Latin America following the Covid–19 crisis – the role of civil society in the recovery process

  • Rapporteur: Josep PUXEU ROCAMORA (ES-I)
  • Advisor: Erika RODRÍGUEZ PINZÓN, Special Advisor to EU HR/VP Josep Borrel
Panel 1 – "Europe's perspective":
  • Jordi CAÑAS, 1st Vice-Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), EP
  • Claudia GINTERSDORFER, Head of Division Regional Affairs, Americas, EEAS
  • Paolo GARZOTTI, Head of Unit Latin America, DG TRADE

2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Afternoon session

Panel 2 – "Latin America's perspective":
  • Amb. Amador SÁNCHEZ RICO, Head of the EU Delegation to Argentina
  • Amb. Ignacio YBAÑEZ, Head of the EU Delegation to Brazil
  • Amb. Pablo GRINSPUN, Ambassador of Argentina to the EU
Panel 3 – "Women's perspective" (or "Gender equality in Latin America – challenges and opportunities")
  • María-Noel VAEZA, Regional Director of UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean
  • Haydée CASTILLO FLORES, human rights defender from Nicaragua
  • Paula BIBINI, Member of the Economic and Social Council of Argentina, President of the Industrial Union of Salta region
  • Marita GONZÁLEZ, Technical Secretary of the Mercosur Economic and Social Consultative Forum, Argentina Section
  • Maria NIKOLOPOULOU, Head of the EESC Equality Group

8. Presentation of the online search tool NAVIGATE

9. Update on recent and upcoming activities by the REX section president Dimitris Dimitriadis

10. Any other business

11. Date of the next section meeting.

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