On February 27th and 28th of 2015, the high level event, "Women in Power and Decision Making: Building a Different World", will take place in Santiago, Chile, organized by the Government of Chile – specifically the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Women's Service – in collaboration with UN Women.
This event is part of a series of multilateral meetings that have taken place since the launch of the Beijing+20 campaign in 2014, where different areas of the Beijing Platform for Action are addressed.
The aim of this high level event is to renew political will and commitment to the implementation of the Platform for Action regarding their critical area G: "Women, Power and Decision Making", as well as strengthening the mobilization and social awareness of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
A document entitled, "Call to Action", is expected to derive from the meeting in Chile, entailing a series of recommendations in the context of Beijing+20. The next session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 59) is to be held from March 9th-20th of 2015 in New York. The latter will mark the 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference of Women in 1995.
In order to achieve the objectives, a program of five sessions has been developed, which will address various topics related to the prospects of women in leadership, lessons learned in 20 years of leadership of women, both in the public sector private, and the challenges remaining to ensure that women are present in decision-making.
Located on the northern boundary of the municipality of Santiago, steps from the banks of the Mapocho River, El Mercado Central offers traditional cuisine, and was declared a historic monument in 1984. It is one of the busiest places in the historic center of Chile’s capital, which also includes the Plaza de Armas, the Palacio de La Moneda, the Municipal Theatre and the National History Museum, the Bellas Artes Museum and Casa Colorada, among others.View More
As soon as you land in Santiago, you will notice the city’s heady mix of influences and attributes. This ancient valley nestled in the Andean foothills and around the Mapocho River was discovered by Spanish conquistador, Pedro de Valdivia, in 1541. It has since become a major South American city that offers first-class hotels and restaurants and access to the latest technology and services. The Chilean capital is no doubt the perfect starting point for any visitor.View More
The historical center of the Chilean capital is located right downtown, forming a triangle that begins at Plaza Baquedano and extends south between Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins, better known as the Alameda, north towards the Mapocho River and Parque Forestal and west towards the Central highway. This is the heart of Santiago and home to the city’s most important attractions.View More