President Of The Nation Coordinating Council Of Public Policy For Women - Creation - Full Text Of The Norm


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PRESIDENCE OF THE NATION Decree 378/91 See the Coordinating Council for Public Policy for Women. Mission and integration.

Bs. As., 7/3/91

VISTO Law No. 23.179 and


It is necessary to coordinate the policies, programmes and actions that are carried out in the different areas of the National State that affect or involve women, in order to achieve the full participation of women in society, as well as their regional development.

That the creation of a specific agency dependent on the National Executive, will allow the receptive of initiatives that arise from society and to generate a natural environment where the concerns and projects that will be evaluated and eventually materialized converge.

That women ' s problems go through various instances of social life, and therefore it is the responsibility of all areas of the State to seek appropriate solutions.

That the existence of an area where the institutions and organizations, both private and public, dealing with the situation of women, can coordinate and enhance their resources, as well as turn their experiences to make the actions and policies that are developed more effective, avoiding the spread of efforts.

That the Argentine Republic is a signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, adopted by Law No. 23,179, and that the United Nations Global Plan of Action for the implementation of the objectives of the International Decade of Women, urges the signatory Governments to create women ' s areas in the central administration of the respective States.

It is also necessary to disseminate and monitor the implementation of the above-mentioned Convention by the agencies of the National State.

That the present measure is in exercise of the powers conferred by article 86, paragraph 1, of the National Constitution.




Article 1 Artículo Trust the Coordinating Council for Public Policy for Women, which shall act within the jurisdiction of the Presidency of the Nation under the direct dependence of the First Judge. Art. 2o o The Coordinating Council for Public Policy for Women will be responsible, as a primary mission, for the effective achievement of the commitments made through the "Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women", ratified by Law No. 23,179, and will develop its functions with the technical and administrative support to be provided jointly by the General Secretariats and the Public Function of the Presidency of the Nation and the National Institute of Public Administration. Art. 3o o The Council established by article 1 shall, with a minimum of one half plus one of its designated members, make its decisions by a majority of votes and shall be integrated as follows:

UN (1) President.

UN (1) Vice-President.

One (1) Secretary of Public Relations.

UN (1) Secretary of Institutional Relations.

UN (1) Legislative Secretary.

UN (1) Secretary of Relations with Related Associations.

UN (1) Secretary of Scientific-Technical Relations.

In addition, the Council will be composed of representatives from various areas of the national executive branch with competence in the subject of women. Eventually it will also be integrated with equal character, representatives of the provinces, the Municipality of the City of Buenos Aires and the legislative and judicial branches, who will be invited to that effect through the Ministry of the Interior.

In the invitations to the Provinces, the Municipality of the City of Buenos Aires and the legislative and judicial branches, it will be suggested to them that the eventual selection of the respective representatives will relapse on the holders of the areas with competence in the subject of women, which may exist within each jurisdiction.

Such invitation shall be extended to formal and private associations, entities and institutions, whose specific task is or is linked to the defence of women ' s rights, so that they may also send their representatives, who may be incorporated on a permanent basis or for specified periods. These representatives shall constitute an Advisory Commission which shall rule on matters entrusted to it by the Council.

Art. 4o — The chairman of the Coordinating Council for Public Policy for Women will be the highest authority of the agency. In case of impediment or temporary absence, it will be replaced by the Vice-President. Art. 5o o The President shall be appointed by the National Executive and shall be selected from the officials responsible for issues related to women ' s issues in their field. Art. 6o o The vice president will be elected, preferably, among the representatives of the provincial states and the Municipality of the City of Buenos Aires and also appointed by the Executive.

The secretaries shall be appointed by the President of the Council, on the proposal of the agency, among its members.

Art. 7o o These are functions and powers of the President of the Council:

(a) To legally represent the Coordinating Council for Public Policy for Women.

(b) Presiding the meetings of the Council with voice and vote.

(c) To designate, on the proposal of the headlines of the jurisdictions, the members and members of the Advisory Commission, referred to in Article 3.

(d) To participate, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, in the holding and implementation of the instruments of an international nature that the Nation subscribes or to which it accedes, when they affect or refer to matters of their competence.

(e) To conclude agreements with institutions or companies to provide training and jobs for women.

Art. 8o o The functions of the Council shall be:

(a) Promote measures to help eliminate existing discrimination against women in society.

(b) To monitor the implementation of Act No. 23,179 by the agencies of the National Executive and to project its regulations if applicable.

(c) Coordinate, plan and evaluate the results of the implementation of policies, programmes and actions, specifically related to women, to be developed by the different ministries.

(d) To promote studies and research on the situation of Argentine women in the following fields: legal, educational, cultural, health, sociocultural, economic, productive and labour, through the Directorate of Research of INAP and the Ministry of Public Service of the Presidency of the Nation.

(e) Collect information and documentation relating to women, and encourage the creation of an updated database that will serve as a basis for the design of public policies inherent in the subject.

(f) Coordinate institutional arrangements to prevent discrimination against women.

(g) Establish relations with non-governmental organizations and seek to link the Council with the respective international agencies, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, intervening in the conclusion of the agreements that arise on the issues of their competence.

(h) Promote the provision of services for women and, in particular, those for social sectors with a special need for assistance.

(i) Dictate your internal rules.

Art. 9o o The Council may collect the information necessary for the development of its functions in any unit of the national executive branch and the Municipality of the City of Buenos Aires, which shall be obliged to provide it. Art. 10. The Council will report quarterly to the President of the Nation on the activities carried out pursuant to his mandate. Art. 11. The Council ' s Constitution and its operationalization shall be established within the TREINTA (30) days after the date of the present. Art. 12. Officials who are members of the Council and the Advisory Commission shall exercise their functions as "ad honorem". Art. 13. The expenditure that demands compliance with the provisions of this decree will be met from the specific provisions of the budget of the Jurisdiction 20 . Presidency of the Nation.. Art. 14. Communicate, publish, give to the Official Registry Directorate and archvese. . MENEM. . Domingo F. Cavallo.