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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.

Take note of the First Regional Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean on Businesses and Human Rights, held on August 28th – 30th, 2013 in Medellin, Colombia.

Register the Resolution A/HRC/RES/26/9 “Elaboration of an international legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights”, adopted in the framework of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Commit their efforts to jointly continue strengthening policies and initiatives that allow for resolving difficulties amongst States and transnational enterprises, according to applicable law in conformance with the law.

Belén, Costa Rica, January 29th, 2015

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