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Acceso a la Información

Regional thematic hearing of the IACHR in the fulfillment of the DESCA

We will be participating in one of the public hearings convened by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to be held on March 17, 18, 20, 21 and 22 in Washington.

In the context of public hearings, the one that summons us is about "Right of access to information relevant to the enforceability of economic, social, cultural and environmental rights".

Participation in the strategic planning of the IACHR

On February 10, we participated in the consultation process opened by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to civil society organizations in Washington, DC. This is done in the framework of the implementation of its strategic planning for the period 2017-2020.

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The Nation questions the updating of the forest regulations

In the context of the discussion on how to update the provincial legal framework to protect the native forests of Cordoba, the National Forest Direction states that more information is needed, including a map and technical reports. At the same time, the National Direction affirms that the provincial process must assure mechanisms for substantive participation.

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Participation in the public hearing for the expansion of the Bajo Grande sewage plant

 On Wednesday, December 7, the government of the province of Córdoba called a public hearing to announce the Environmental Impact Study (EIA) corresponding to the expansion of the current Sewage Treatment Plant (WWTP) And the construction of new main collectors. The participation of FUNDEPS included the presentation of a technical-legal report that marked certain inconsistencies identified when analyzing the EIA and knowing the antecedents of strong impacts in the zone.

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Participation in the Regional Meeting of Subnational Entities by the Open Government

On November 10, the first meeting of subnational entities was held within the framework of the Open Government Partnership. Organized by the government of the city of Buenos Aires, it was attended by representatives of the OGP, government authorities and representatives of civil society.

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Principle 10 in the agenda of native forests of Córdoba

Many of the environmental problems in the province of Córdoba, such as the installation of quarries, authorizations for deforestation, real estate development facilities and the growth of open pit dumps, are managed without full compliance with the principles of environmental access.

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FUNDEPS present report at the 65th session of the CEDAW Committee of the United Nations

Our team will be present at the 65th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, in which the result of work done on gender violence and public policy communication will be presented.

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is a body of independent United Nations experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW English). All States parties must submit periodic reports to the Committee to account for compliance with international obligations assumed by signing CEDAW.

Lack of information from the World Bank Project on non-communicable diseases

On June 11, 2015, the World Bank Board approved a project to Argentina for a 350 million dollars in the health area. This project focused on the Protection of Vulnerable Population against NCDs, supported the strategy of the Ministry of Health for these diseases, in search of improved the access to prevention and control services to 3.2 million adults between 40 and 60 years who takes greater risks. We presented a request for information to the World Bank because of the lack of official information project and the non-reply from the Ministry of Health of the Nation and the province of Cordoba 

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Argentina tiene una Ley de Acceso a la Información Pública

Se sancionó la Ley de Acceso a la Información Pública y Argentina salda una de las deudas más grandes del Estado con la democracia. Ésta ley es una herramienta clave para fortalecer la gestión pública y promover la transparencia en las instituciones gubernamentales.

Durante el día ayer, 14 septiembre de 2016, la República Argentina asistió a una histórica resolución que salda una de las deudas más grandes del Estado con la democracia: se sancionó la Ley de Acceso a la Información Pública. La cámara de diputados, luego de 15 años de espera, otorgó a nuestro país la ley que obliga a los tres poderes del Estado, a partidos políticos, empresas y gremios, entre otros, a responder los pedidos de cualquier ciudadano.

Avances en una deuda de larga data en nuestra democracia

Pese a su importancia y a estos antecedentes, la aprobación de una ley nacional de acceso a la información pública continúa como una deuda de nuestra democracia.

El acceso a la información pública es un derecho fundamental que se conecta con el principio de publicidad de los actos de gobierno. Es una herramienta para asegurar un adecuado control ciudadano y la rendición de cuentas de los gobernantes.

Asimismo, es instrumental para la efectiva vigencia de otros derechos fundamentales. como el de un ambiente sano, a la salud, a la educación y a la vivienda.