Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization : Belem Declaration
Assembling in the Brazilian city of Belem, the members of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization sought to chart a common course on how to combat climate change.
- Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental organization formed by the eight Amazonian countries by signing the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACT).
- The Amazon Cooperation Treaty was drafted and signed on July 3, 1978.
- In 1995, the eight nations decided to create the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), to strengthen and implement the objectives of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty.
- Member countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.
- It was founded to promote the preservation of the Amazon basin and regulate Amazonian development through international cooperation.
- It is the only socio-environmental block in Latin America.
- It works in different dimensions within the framework of the implementation of the ACT: political-diplomatic, strategic, and technical, building synergies among governments etc.
- It has four official languages: Dutch, English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
- The Directorate of the Permanent Secretariat and the coordination of the projects plan and execute their activities in close collaboration and through consultations with the Member Countries.