The Population Council office in Mexico has organized four research meetings on Unwanted Pregnancy and Unsafe Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean (in 2001, 2005, 2008 and 2011). The fifth meeting will be held in Mexico City on 28–30 September 2015. These events have provided an exceptional forum in which researchers from all over the region, and even from other countries, have shared their expertise in the field. The fifth research meeting will take place in the framework of International Contraception Day, which in Mexico is known as Adolescent Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention Day, to be held on 26 September. During the meeting, colleagues from all over the world, including countries such as Ghana, Kenya and India, will share their research findings and lessons learned globally. Moreover, the meeting will serve once again as an opportunity to establish a dialogue between decision-markers, donors, academics, and governmental and non-governmental organizations to discuss solutions to the challenges confronted by countries in our region, many of which have the most restrictive legal frameworks on abortion in the world.