25 October 2018
The Fourth Meeting of Latin American regional seminar of survivors of landmines/explosive weapons and persons with disabilities took place in Bogotá, Colombia from 17–19 October.
Participantts take time out to pose for a photo.
Organized by Humanity & Inclusion, and supported by Swiss, Norwegian, and UN cooperation, as well as the ICBL-CMC, the focus of this year’s seminar was to strengthen the advocacy work of the various disabled people’s organizations of Latin America who do so much to provide survivors and persons with disabilities with a voice and advocate for the recognition and respect of their rights.
A final declaration was adopted, as well as an action plan, which will form the basis of their message for the coming years and will be read at numerous international meetings to ensure that the common voice of landmine or explosive weapon survivors and people with disabilities is heard, both in the region and beyond.
Representing the ICBL-CMC was Director Hector Guerra, who was attending alongside delegates from civil society organizations working on victim assistance and the rights of persons with disabilities from, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela.
The ICBL congratulates all those present for contributing to a successful meeting that will do so much in furthering the cause of those affected by landmines and explosive weapons.