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Chile and Latin American countries held meeting about the Cartagena +40 Process

Thursday, February 1st 2024

As part of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Cartagena Declaration on Refugees, an informative meeting was conducted by the Acting Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Rodrigo Olsen, with the diplomatic representations of Latin America and the Caribbean accredited in the country.

During the activity, the Undersecretary (a) explained the importance of this new commemoration for the region, in view of the 2024-2034 decade, and highlighted the opportunity that this mechanism represents to advance towards a regional strategy that strengthens the humanitarian response to people in situations of forced displacement.

During the first half of 2024, regional consultations will be held in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, which will allow for exchange, discussion and consensus on the subject, and then, during the second half of the year, a negotiation process will begin in Geneva for the adoption of a political declaration and the development of a plan of action for the decade.

The Cartagena +40 Process represents an opportunity for the States of the region, civil society and international organizations to debate and reflect on contingent issues of mutual relevance, with a focus on human rights and international cooperation, as well as a space to identify new challenges, share good practices and adjust regional strategies to the current dynamics of displacement, in order to provide pragmatic, flexible and innovative solutions.