Copenhagen Initiative for Central America and Mexico (CIFCA)

Iniciativa de Copenhague para América Central y México

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History

Founded 1991, as Copenhagen Initiative for Central America, Grew in size and scope when Mexico was included as the other regional focus. Ceased to exist Oct 2017, on merger with Grupo Sur, to become EU-LAT Network.

Aims

Promote participatory European policies subscribing to the integral respect of human rights, democratization and fair and sustainable development in Central America and Mexico; support implementation of protection and promotion of human rights, participatory democracy and sustainable and inclusive development as the cornerstone of European politics concerning Central America and Mexico; combat impunity and feminicide; protect human rights' defenders and labour rights' unions; through political dialogue and development cooperation, advocate the EU so as to support and contribute to strengthening civil society and the role of the States of Central America and Mexico in preventing and combating impunity; help ensure that EU policies on trade, development cooperation and political dialogue respect, promote and protect the defence and access to the right to food and land; draw attention to proposals of indigenous peoples of the region, aiming for EU policies to recognize and promote defence of the right to territory and natural resources.

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Activities

Political objectives cover two main areas: Human Rights; Natural Resources. In cooperation with other NGOs, organizes: conferences/debates in the European Parliament; meetings with civil society member representatives, politicians, MEPs, ambassadors, etc.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 10 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Society
    • Minority, Indigenous Groups
  • Societal Problems
    • Crime
    • Punishment
  • Metapolitics
    • Democracy
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development
  • Policy-making
    • Policy
  • Peace
    • Rights

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E2916

Last News Received

2. Oct 2019
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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