The ambassador of Argentina, Marcela Miriam Losardo, set the position during a speech delived at the 214th session of the UNESCO Executive Council, in her role as president pro tempore of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and Deputy president of the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC).
Losardo ratified the attachment of the region to the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, signed in Havana, Cuba, by the Heads of State and Government of the member countries of CELAC in January 2014, during the 2nd Summit.
According to Losardo, the values and principles defended by the signatory Member States of that Proclamation are at the heart of UNESCO’s noble and necessary mandate.
The official highlighted the defense of the search for solutions through political dialogue and direct negotiations of armed conflicts by the nation members of GRULAC, for the sake of achieving a just and lasting peace.
The ambassador for Argentina also advocated in the Executive Council for a reinforcement of UNESCO’s actions in the field and for its decisive contribution to priorities for the international community such as artificial intelligence, open science, quality education, climate change, gender equality, freedom of expression, culture and innovation.