Delegates from twelve countries of the South American Nations Union (UNASUR for its spanish acronym) analyzed yesterday in Quito the creation of a new human rights body.
The proposal is summarized in the promotion and protection of human rights at the regional level, that will ensure full compliance by emphasizing the social, cultural and economic rights, as well as the right to development, peace, respect and harmony with nature.
The analysis of the proposal was held in a reserved manner at the Swissotel. The meeting was attended by the general secretary of Unasur, Maria Emma Mejia, the undersecretary of Latin American and Caribbean Foreign Ministry, Jose Maria Borja, the ambassadors accredited to the Government of Ecuador and the delegates of the Member States of Unasur.
Diplomatic representatives avoided making public statements. The event concludes today with a resolution on the scope of the project. (MZ)