Latinamerican Co-Coordination of the Access Initiative meet with Guillermo Acuña, Legal Adviser of ECLAC.
Nov 21, 2011
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Andrea Sanhueza (Participa), Guillermo Acuña (Legal Adviser of ECLAC), Paula Fuentes (Participa)

Wednesday 16th, 2011

After completion of the Preparatory Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean to Rio +20 held on 7, 8 and 9 September 2001, the Access Initiative was interested in current information of the Summit process as well as informing ECLAC the progresses the Access Initiative has achieved to date and how TAI will continue implementing their strategy.

First, ECLAC reports that they maintain its willingness and interest to have a coordinating role in the Latin American and Caribbean region with respect to the process of exploration and potential adoption of a Regional Convention on the P10, to the extent that governments at request.

Guillermo suggested maintaining a regular contact with the Division for Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of ECLAC, who are interested and committed to access rights.

Some strategic actions could be explored and be implemented with the objective of achieving some governments request ECLAC to have a leadership and coordinating role for the Regional Convention.

Secondly we highlighted the importance of contacting Parliamentarians of the region, so they can learn of this initiative and may also play a role in requesting ECLAC to have a coordinating role for the Regional Convention on the P10.

Finally, Guillermo Acuña emphasizes the importance of making contact with the government representatives prior to their participation in the Global Preparatory Meetings that will be held during December, February, April and May in New York headquarters with the purpose of continuing to highlight the importance of the creation of a Regional Convention and / or Global on P10 and ask governments to support this proposal in their negotiation process in NY.

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