The foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) would have to sign a treaty with the Ecuadorian government to be able to work in the country. Executive order 812, published on July 5 by President Rafael Correa, establishes that the current foreign NGOs have signed treaties with the Ministry of Foreign Relations, Commerce and Integration will have to sign a new document with the current constitutional terms and must follow the plans of Plan Nacional del Buen Vivir (Good Living National Plan).
Spouses of the NGOs will have to get an immigration visa 12 VI, so they can be able to work. The new document imposes that the foreign NGOs will have to report their programs to the government, stating the activities that they will perform.
The Technical Secretary of International Cooperation (Seteci) is the entity that the foreign NGOs will have to obtain the necessary permits in order to work in the country. The government ratified that the NGOs that do not respect these terms will have their cooperation treaty revoked by the Ministry of Foreign Relations. The NGOs have not made any statements regarding this matter. (AV)
Source: El Universo Newspaper