UNASUR consolidates integration process in social projects
30 de Noviembre de 2012 - 15h28
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The Head of States of the South American Nations Unions (UNASUR) concluded on Friday, the meeting of the regional block in Lima, adopting 16 decisions that allow the south-American integration in social projects, especially in the eradication of chronic child undernourishment, the propel of the special protection system for the populations in vulnerable situations, the search of better access to public services and generating economic and productive opportunities for populations located in the border zones.
In the gathering, the following Head of States of: Ecuador, Rafael Correa; of Peru, Ollanta Humala; of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos; of Chile, Sebastián Piñera; of Uruguay, José Mujica; of Suriname, Desiré Delano Bouterse and of Guyana, Donald Ramotar. As well as the Vice Presidents of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro; of Argentina, Amado Boudou; of Brazil, Michel Temer and Bolivia´s Minister, David Choquehuanca; were present.
The presidents dialogues about the strengthening and collective defense of democracy in the region and the prevention of situations that affect the constitutional order. In that sense, President Rafael Correa emphasized that “The spurious Government of Paraguay will not be recognized”.
In the carried out plenary sessions held in Swiss hotel of Lima, all of the Presidents declared their firm commitment with the principles and objectives of the Constitutive Treaty of UNASUR, as well as their decisive disposition of continuing working on the development of the political. Economic, social, cultural, energetic, environmental and infrastructure integration in the south – American region.
It is privilege to work in 31 emblematic projects with an investment of 17 billion dollars to improve the connection of spaces of South America, especially in rural areas and in the border, and will be monitored on a continuing basis with a maximum term of 10 years.
On the other hand, the Presidents of the South – American Body agreed on the necessity on gathering efforts towards a planning process of regional integration, based on an shared strategic vision that heeds the enormous potential of natural resources, biological diversity, the cultural and human richness that the region has.
Another decision that was taken and was a symbolic meaning for the Andean peoples is the promotion of the year 2013, as the “international year of the quinua”, welcomed by UNASUR with the purpose of developing its consumption and promote the valuable nutritional potential of this cereal, which cultivation in also an important way of economic inclusion of the farmers.
PRESS RELEASE No. 1343
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