Central American Refugees and the Cartagena Declaration
No. 37 (XXXVI) - 1985

Executive Committee 36th session. Contained in United Nations General Assembly Document No. 12A (A/40/12/Add.1).

The Executive Committee,

(a) Recognized the complexity and gravity of the refugees situation in the Central American region which has recently received special attention;

(b) Acknowledged the provisions relating to refugees in the Contadora Act for Peace and Co-operation in Central America;

(c) Noted with interest the Cartagena Declaration, embodying the conclusions of the Colloquium on International Protection of Refugees in Central America, Mexico and Panama: Juridical and Humanitarian Problems, held in Cartagena, Colombia from 19 to 22 November 1984, under the auspices of the Government of the Republic of Colombia;

(d) Welcomed the use of regional approaches in resolving refugee problems of regional scope, as amply demonstrated by the Colloquium.