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 11.21.2017 
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The Commission for International Democratic Solidarity Holds a Meeting
October 25th, 2017

The meeting took place in the Polesello Salon in the Saint Martin Palace. Those in attendance included representatives and collaborators from the Commision’s five member institutions. The Commission hosted special guest Rolando Ferrer, a lawyer and former political prisoner in Cuba. 

Reunión de la Comisión de Solidaridad Democrática Internacional

The meeting’s discussion covered several topics: an update on the civil society organizations that make up the Commission and proposals to integrate other member institutions; the establishment of a monthly meeting schedule and a request for every member institution to establish a designated representative and an alternate; the adoption of an internal mechanism for adopting resolutions; and the setting of the next meeting’s agenda and the broader agenda for 2018.

Reunión de la Comisión de Solidaridad Democrática Internacional

The meeting’s participants included Leandro Querido (Electoral Transparency), Micaela Hierro (CICES), Guadalupe Neme (Cultura Democrática), Tomás Villar de Rohde and Juan Cruz Isetta (Scholl Institute), Gabriel Salvia, Sofía Frers, Ludmila González Cerulli, Melina Morales and Valentina d’Andria (CADAL), and Fernando Lorenzo (REIPS, Foreign Affairs Ministry).

Reunión de la Comisión de Solidaridad Democrática Internacional

The Commission for International Democratic Solidarity was established within the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Civil Society Advisory Council. The Commission’s objective is to advise the Argentinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on initiatives that will lead to a foreign policy that actively defends and advocates for political and civil liberties. The Commission’s founding was in part based on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ official statement that, “The advocacy for human rights constitutes a central axis to our foreign policy.

 
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