Statement by the Union of South American Nations condemning the recent attacks in Norway
The Union of South American Nations regrets the tragic loss of innocent lives as a result of the bomb attacks which targeted the city of Oslo and the senseless shooting of civilians on Utoya Island in Norway.
The Member States of the Union of South American Nations reiterate their condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. They stand in solidarity with the Government and people of Norway in the face of this inhumane tragedy which has struck their nation and convey sincere condolences to the grieving families at this difficult time.
27th July, 2011
Statement by UNASUR in support of National Reconciliation and the Consolidation of Democracy in Honduras
The Member States of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) welcome with satisfaction the signing of the Agreement for National Reconciliation and Consolidation of the Democratic system in the Republic of Honduras ("the Cartagena Agreement") by the President of the Republic of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo and former President José Manuel Zelaya, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on the 22 May 2011 and express support for the process towards national reconciliation in that sister nation following the coup d'état against the constitutional Government of that country on June 28, 2009. This important agreement, which the Presidents of two of the Member States of UNASUR, HE Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and H.E. Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, played a key role in facilitating, is a demonstration of the firm commitment to the consolidation and preservation of democracy in the region and the hemisphere as a whole.
The UNASUR Member States express their full support of the work of the Follow Up Committee.
Georgetown, June 03, 2011
UNASUR Statement on the Flooding and Mudslides in Brazil
The Member States of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) wish to express their heartfelt sympathy to the Government and people of Brazil, particularly the relatives and friends of those who lost their lives, their homes and to those injured in the recent flooding and mudslides which occurred in southeastern, Brazil on January 12, 2011.
UNASUR, recognizing the increasing incidence of such disasters, which continue to cause great distress to people everywhere, wishes to join with the wider international community in support of the Government and people of Brazil as they strive to overcome the devastation caused by the recent torrential rains.
The Member States of UNASUR also wish for a speedy recovery to all those who were injured in these tragic events and for the rebuilding of lives and those communities affected.
Georgetown, January 17, 2011
UNASUR Statement in Support of Haiti One Year after the January 12, 2010 Earthquake
The Member States of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) wish to express their continued support to the Government and people of Haiti in the extremely difficult circumstances that have prevailed since the devastation caused by the fateful earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010.One year later, we join with the people of Haiti and the world over in remembering the victims of that tragedy.
UNASUR, recognizing that the already enormous challenges resulting from the earthquake were further compounded by Hurricane Tomas, the cholera outbreak and the recent political tensions, calls on the international community to heighten its collective efforts to ensure that the aid pledged for the reconstruction effort is used for its intended purpose, which is to assist in the infrastructural and social rebuilding of Haiti for the benefit of the Haitian people who have shown great resilience in the face of these tragic circumstances.
The Member States of UNASUR also pledge to continue their own efforts in assisting with the reconstruction of Haiti for the benefit of the present and future generations of that country in accordance with the decision of Quito “UNASUR Solidarity with Haiti” of February 9, 2010.
Georgetown, January 14, 2011
UNASUR Statement on the Elections in Haiti
The Member States of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) wish to express their deepest concern over the violence and disorder which ensued in Haiti following the announcement of the preliminary results of the Presidential and Legislative Elections which were held on November 28, 2010.
UNASUR fully supports the right of the Haitian people to free, fair and peaceful elections in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Haiti.
UNASUR joins with the international community in calling on all the political leaders and parties to pursue their rights through peaceful means and to strive to safeguard the stability achieved in the last few years with the support of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and the international community as a whole.
Georgetown, December 14, 2010