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Special Declaration 14: Of the Comunnity of Latin American and Caribbean States on the Post-2015 development agenda

logo CELACThe Heads of State and Government of the Latin American and the Caribbean States gathered in Costa Rica, on the occasion of the III Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), on January, 28th -29th, 2015;

Recognizing the important advances undertaken by the international community in the process of establishing the Post 2015 Development Agenda and recognizing the importance of having ambitious, comprehensive, inclusive, open and transparent intergovernmental process and the need for this process to be Member States driven and have the capacity to accommodate to the different models and visions of development of our countries and their Peoples;

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Special Declaration 15: Of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States on Internet gobernance process

logo CELACThe Heads of State and Government of Latin America and the Caribbean, gathered in Costa Rica, on the occasion of the III Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) held on 28 and 29 January 2015;

Recognizing the importance of the Internet as an open global public good that must be managed and developed according to the public interest as an instrument that highly contributes to reach an Information and Knowledge Society;

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Special Declaration 16: Of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States on the urgent need for a nuclear weapon free world

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The Heads of State and Government of the Latin America and the Caribbean States gathered in Costa Rica, on the occasion of the III Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), on 28 and 29 January 2015,

1. Take pride of the formal proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a “Zone of Peace” on the occasion of the Second CELAC Summit held in La Havana, Cuba, on January 29, 2014.

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Special Declaration 17: Of support for the position of the Argentine Republic with respect to the restructuring of its sovereign debt

logo CELACThe Heads of State and Government of Latin America and the Caribbean, gathered in Costa Rica, on the occasion of the 3rd Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), held on 28 and 29 January 2015,

Acknowledging the right of all States to negotiate the restructuring of their sovereign debt, which should not be frustrated or hindered by the interests of minority groups of holders of non-restructured bonds of the debt;

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Special Declaration 18: On the illicit traficking of conventional weapons

logo CELACThe Heads of State and Government of Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting in Costa Rica, on January 28 and 29, 2015, in the framework of the Third Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC):

1. Reiterate the urgent need to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of and illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons, their parts, components and ammunitions.

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Special Declaration 19: Of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States on financing for development

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The Heads of State and Government of the Latin American and the Caribbean States gathered in Costa Rica, on the occasion of the Third Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), on January 28th – 29th, 2015;

Reafirming that while at national level, the achievement of sustainable development depends largely on the design and effective implementation of economic, social and environmental policies, in line with the national agenda of priorities established by local authorities; at the international level, success depends on the support and commitment of the international community, the possibility of having an adequate political space and an enabling global environment, as well as a pattern of competitive insertion in the global economy;

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Special Declaration 20: Of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States on the international financial architecture: towards a new global economic gobernance

logo CELAC The Heads of State and Government of the Latin America and the Caribbean States gathered in Costa Rica, on the occasion of the Third Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), on 28 and 29 January 2015;

Recognizing that the numerous social, humanitarian, financial and environmental crisis that humanity has overtaken in the last decade, constitute a challenge to the international community which requires a restructuring of the financial system and international cooperation under a spirit of partnership, cooperation and global solidarity as never before, developing countries are called to promote proposals and initiatives at the multilateral level that contribute to deal together with these multiple challenges;

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Special Declaration 21: Of solidarity with the affected states by interests of Transnationals and other enterprises

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The Heads of State and Government of Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting in Costa Rica, on the occasion of the III Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) held on 28 and 29 January 2015, express their solidarity with the Latin American and Caribbean countries, regarding the disputes with some transnational enterprises that have polluted their territories, ecosystems and communities.

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Special Declaration 22: On the peace process between the Government of Colombia and the FARC

logo CELACThe Heads of State and Government of Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting in Costa Rica on 28 and 29 January 2015 for the Third Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC),

Express their steadfast support for the peace process in Colombia and welcome the agreements reached by the Government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC during the talks in Havana.

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Special Declaration 23: On the actions between the CELAC and the United Organization

logo CELACWe, the Heads of State and Government of the Latin American and the Caribbean States, gathered in Costa Rica, on the occasion of the III Summit of the Community of the Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), on 28 and 29 January 2015,

With the purpose to strengthen joint actions, positions and presence of CELAC within the United Nations;

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Special Declarations 24: of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States on unilateral actions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

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The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) reiterates its rejection of the application of unilateral coercive measures against International Law.

CELAC expresses its concern related to the adoption of a Law by the government of the United States of America that applies unilateral sanctions against governmental employees of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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Special Declaration 25: Of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, of the recovery of cultural property materials of CELACs historical archeological, paleonthological, and artistic heritage

logo CELACThe Heads of State and Governments of Latin America and the Caribbean, gathered in Costa Rica, for the Third Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), taking place on January 28 and 29th, 2015;

Convinced that the material cultural heritage of our nations constitutes a fundamental pillar of identity and historical roots of our peoples;

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Special Declaration 26: Of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States regarding Haitis political situation

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The Head of States and Government of Latin America and the Caribbean, gathered in Costa Rica, for the III Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), that took place on January 28th and 29th 2015;

Considering:

The principles and foundational values of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States;

The prevailing situation of Haiti since 2011 which has resulted, to date, in the postponement of important legislative and municipal elections;

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