Every two years the highest authorities of the 22 countries that make up Ibero-America meet, in the so-called Summits, being the XXVIII in the Dominican Republic this March 24 and 25. It is a privileged space in the region, with a positive agenda and concrete results for citizens.
They are based on the agreements reached in the meetings of foreign ministersand its priority issues are education, health, culture, employment, integration and immigration, and others according to the contingency.
In 2003, the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), in charge of programming and coordinating the preparatory work for the Summits, having to promote historical, cultural, social and economic links between the Ibero-American countries, also promoting cooperation for development in the region.
The motto of this Summit is “Together for a just and sustainable Ibero-America”, and four instruments must be adopted. The first the Ibero-American Environmental Charterwhich consolidates the vision in the face of the challenges of climate change, the loss of biodiversity and pollution.
The second is the Charter of Ibero-American Digital Principles and Rightswhich puts people at the center of inclusive digital transformation, addresses existing gaps and prevents new ones.
The third is the Strategy to achieve food security, seeking to increase intraregional trade and the development of more resilient supply chains, consolidating family farming, expanding access to financing and strengthening rural digital infrastructure.
And the fourth is the Special Communiqué on International Financial Architecture, that systematizes a proposal to move towards a fairer, more inclusive and flexible international financial system.
It will be a relevant meeting, since there are tensions and problems between several of the member countries, hoping to take advantage of the instance to find and agree on negotiated solutions to the existing disagreements.