THE PLENARY ASSEMBLY IN AN ORDINARY SESSION APPROVED RESOLUTIONS IN THE FACE OF EMERGING PROBLEMS IN THE REGION
The Central American Parliament held its Plenary Assembly session by videoconference, lead by the Honorable Board of Parliament under the chairmanship of the Honorable Deputy (HD) Nadia De León. Having made two separate tributes in their opening statements in the memory of Roger Haroldo Rodas Melgar, former PARLACEN Deputy and prominent Central American Integration Official, it admitted processing initiatives as well as approved resolutions in the area of emergency response, economic reactivation in the region and the strengthening of democracy.
Considering the items of the agenda read by the Board Secretary, the HD Carlos Fion, they were approved to admit initiatives for the promotion and strengthening of the social solidarity economy by supporting cooperative movement and SMEs to mitigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment and poverty.
Furthermore, the following were also approved: the Declaration of support and commemoration of the five years of the International Decade for People of African Descent, promoted by the United Nations General Assembly; the recognition of the efforts and job carried out by the Regional Logistics Center for Humanitarian Assistance (CLRAH), a Panamanian “Humanitarian Hub” during the COVID-19 pandemic; as well as the Declaration for the exercise of electoral rights during the pandemic.
In relation to the pandemic severely affecting the citizens of the region, an initiative was approved to establish favourable conditions for decent employment creation as well as to promote entrepreneurship and employability in the face of this pandemic, which affects this important base of the economies.
Lastly, the Honorable Plenary Session approved the Resolution to urge SICA (Central American Integration System) member states to strengthen health systems to guarantee the care of women and the Resolution to create a Financing Fund for the development of tourism sector SMEs within SICA member states.