SELA organises Anniversary Week to celebrate its 48 years of existence

October 02, 2023
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SELA organises Anniversary Week to celebrate its 48 years of existence

The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) was established on 17 October 1975 with the aim of promoting intra-regional cooperation and providing a permanent system of consultation and coordination for the adoption of common positions and strategies on economic and social matters in international bodies and forums, as well as before groups of countries, as set forth in the Panama Convention establishing the organisation.

Forty-eight years later, SELA has promoted cooperation in the region, becoming a benchmark for integration policies. In its Multi-Year Work Programme for 2022-2026, the organisation has managed to build a regional agenda for cooperation in three thematic areas: Economic Recovery, Digitalisation and Social Development.

Within the framework of its anniversary, SELA has organized a series of activities, from 16 to 20 October, to celebrate its Anniversary Week under the slogan “Weaving Integration.”.

The Anniversary Week will begin with a Photographic Exhibition and the presentation of the book Cadenas de Valor Público y Ecosistema Digital (Public Value Chains and Digital Ecosystem), by Argentinean researcher Maximiliano Campos, at SELA headquarters in Caracas.

On Tuesday 17 October, the anniversary of the organisation, the authorities of SELA will make a Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Mausoleum of the Liberator Simón Bolívar, in the National Pantheon.

The week continues with the holding of the Forum: The role of integration in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the participation of researchers, academicians and diplomats, at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), on Wednesday 18 October, at 10:00 am.

And finally, on Friday 20 October, SELA's Anniversary Week will come to an end with a cultural exhibition of Latin America and the Caribbean at the Casona Aquiles Nazoa. The exhibition will present a selection of artistic and cultural expressions of the region.

In its 48th year, SELA ratifies its commitment to the integration of the region, through intra-regional cooperation, in order to advance towards economic recovery and development of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.