Ibero-American leaders, “just and lasting peace” I’m not even talking about Ukraine in the world

Overview of plenary session at the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government – David Zorrakino – Europa Press

They express their commitment to democracy, the rule of law and the United Nations Charter.

SANTO DOMINGO, 26 March. (From Leyre Guijo, EUROPA PRESS special representative) –

At the summit in Santo Domingo, Ibero-American leaders expressed their commitment to democracy, the rule of law, and the Charter, while pledging to work for peace in the world, although they did not specifically mention the conflict in Ukraine. United Nations

“We will work for full, just and lasting peace throughout the world, based on the principles of the United Nations Charter, including the principles of sovereign equality and territorial integrity of states.”It reads out the Santo Domingo Declaration, which was agreed upon after a two-day summit in the capital of the Dominican Republic.

They added that such a peace would contribute. “ending the negative effects of wars, including loss of life, food security, financial, energy and environmental crises”.

Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares announced that Spain made several proposals to include the conflict in Ukraine in its final declaration. However, this country is never mentioned in the text, as its ratification required the unanimous consent of 22 countries of the Ibero-American Community, and some members, such as Venezuela or Nicaragua, support Russia’s arguments.

Accordingly, 22 countries reaffirmed their commitments in the first article of the declaration. “Support for multilateralism, solidarity, dialogue and international cooperation with the principles and objectives of the United Nations Charter and International Law”.

On the other hand, they also showed their loyalty. “with full respect for democracy, the rule of law, the Charter of the United Nations and International Law, including the principles of
sovereignty, non-interference in the internal affairs of States, and legal equality.” these”.

They said they made the same commitment. “the right of every people to freely choose and build their own political, economic and social system and institutions in peace, stability and justice, as well as access to information, justice and respect for the judicial process.”.


In another order, they pronounced “for safe, orderly and orderly immigration” Respecting the rights of immigrants. For this they preferred “Joint search for mechanisms that ensure adequate management of migration flows” together “agile and accessible immigration legalization processes” along with the socio-economic integration of immigrants and support for host communities.

Along these lines, they also committed “Coordinated fight against transnational organized crime, human trafficking and migrant smuggling networks” They stated that they wanted to work for “Eliminating the multidimensional causes of irregular migration”.

Despite all this, Ibero-American leaders think: “Dialogue on migration governance should be open, inclusive and transparent, supporting the principles of non-selectivity, inclusiveness, solidarity, regional and international cooperation and shared responsibilities of states.”.


In this cover XXVII, the leaders greenlit the ‘Ibero-American Environmental Charter’, which sets a common reference for facing global environmental challenges that have a particularly drastic impact on Ibero-America such as climate change, loss of biodiversity. , pollution, soil degradation, scarcity of water resources, among others.

Likewise, they adopted the ‘Critical Path to Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Food Security in Ibero-America’, which proposes actions to confront the massive impact of current crises on agri-food systems to prevent intensification of hunger. and guarantees the right to adequate food for all people in the region.

To this end, it is committed to, among other things, strengthening open, free and non-discriminatory trade, developing inclusive and flexible agri-food supply chains, and consolidating family farming, among other measures.

Finally, the ‘Ibero-American Charter of Principles and Rights in Digital Environments’ proposed by Spain was adopted and it became a reference to guide the updating of national regulations. “The construction of the information society puts people at the center.” and human rights are protected in the digital environment.

Within the same framework, Ibero-American countries agree to reduce inequalities and bridge the digital divide, promote access to affordable and quality connections, promote secure digital environments that guarantee privacy, develop actions to combat misinformation, and promote the free choice of services and services. digital content among others.

Source: Noti Merica

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