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Regional Public Mechanism

What is the Regional Public Mechanism?

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Conference of the Parties to the Escazú Agreement, the Secretariat shall maintain a Regional Public Mechanism whereby interested persons can register by filling in a short form available on the Secretariat's website.

The main objectives of this Mechanism are to maintain interested persons informed about the Escazú Agreement and allow for their engagement, coordinate the participation of the public in international meetings and contribute to transparency. Moreover, it can complement participation at the national level.  

Registration form to receive information from the regional public mechanism

Representatives of the public 

Representatives of the public are elected through the Regional Public Mechanism. Their role is to promote and facilitate the participation of the public and channel its contributions, including presenting proposals on its behalf. Elected representatives shall carry out consultations with the public at large through the Regional Public Mechanism. 

Elected representatives of the public (2022-2026)


Election of new representatives of the public - 2022 (NEW!)

ELECTORAL CALENDAR

(Deadline dates up to 11:59 pm Santiago, Chile time)

  • CLOSING OF THE ELECTORAL REGISTER (REGISTRATION IN THE REGIONAL PUBLIC MECHANISM): 22 August 2022.
  • SUBMISSION OF CANDIDACIES: from 30 July to 31 August 2022.
  • APPLICATION REVIEW PERIOD AND PUBLICATION OF THE FINAL LIST OF CANDIDATES: from 1 to 30 September 2022.
  • ELECTION CAMPAIGN: 1 October to 31 October 2022.
  • ELECTIONS: 2 and 3 November 2022.

NOTICE OF THE CLOSING OF THE ELECTORAL ROLL AND CERTIFICATION OF PERSONS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE:

On 22 August at 23:59 Santiago, Chile time, the electoral roll for the elections of representatives of the public was closed by registration on the Regional Public Mechanism form.

The Secretariat will certify all persons correctly registered to vote in the elections of new representatives of the public and will notify them in the coming days by sending an email to the address registered in the Regional Public Mechanism, inviting them to complete their profile on the voting platform. 

Please note that only those who have previously registered in the Regional Public Mechanism of the Escazú Agreement at the closing date of the electoral roll will be able to vote.

If you have any question or difficulty, please write to secretaria.escazu@cepal.org

Thank you!

CANDIDATES

The deadline for the presentation of candidacies for elected representatives of the public of the Escazú Agreement closed on 31 August 2022 at 11:59 p.m., Santiago, Chile time. In total, 72 applications were received from 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Of the 72 candidacies received, 58 were accepted and 14 were not admitted for failing to comply with the requirements indicated in article 7 of the Rules of Procedure or having sent the candidacy after the deadline (after 11:59 p.m., Santiago, Chile time, on 31 August 2022).

The following was required to apply according to article 7 of the Rules of Procedure:

  • Be a national or resident of a country of Latin America and the Caribbean of Annex I of the Agreement, proving such status by means of a copy of the passport, identity card, residence permit or other authoritative means.
  • Be registered in the Regional Public Mechanism, as certified by the Secretariat, by the closing date of the electoral register.
  • Not be employed or have been employed in any branch of a State, whether national or subnational, in the 12 months prior to the election. Candidates must provide an affidavit to this effect (Annex 2).

In accordance with article 8 of the Rules of Procedure, the Secretariat reviewed that the candidacies met all the requirements. In case of detecting incompatibilities, omissions or inaccuracies in the application, candidates were allowed to clarify each situation or complete their application within a period of 5 days.

After completing the review, the Secretariat notified by email each of the candidates whose nominations were declared inadmissible and those that were accepted, and proceeds to announce the complete list of candidacies below. In addition, it has provided a voting platform where certified voters can learn more about the candidates.

1. Accepted candidacies (listed in alphabetical order by last name):

Subregion

Name

Country

1

ACEVEDO, Mauro David

Argentina

ARROYO, Martín Nicolás

Argentina

BASTIDAS CALDERÓN, Edith Magnolia

Colombia

BERNARDINI, Miriam Iris

Argentina

BULEGE GUTIÉRREZ, Wilfredo

Peru

CÁMERA, Victoria María

Argentina

CAPRILES FLORES, Carmen Cristina

Bolivia

CARHUAVILCA GARCÍA, Miluska Ruth

Peru

CASTILLO ESMERALDA, Jefferson Bolívar

Ecuador

CHACÓN QUINTERO, Luis Elmer

Colombia

COPA MADARIAGA, Vivian Andrea

Chile

DARÍN, Susana Beatriz

Argentina

DAZA GUTIÉRREZ, Óscar

Colombia

DÍAZ GARAVITO, Rosario del Pilar

Peru

DÍAZ SÁNCHEZ, Franco Nicolás

Chile

FABBIANI ELZAURDIA, Fernando Roberto

Uruguay

FERNÁNDEZ, Cristian Hernán

Argentina

GALEANO ROJAS, Bayron de Jesús

Colombia

KAUFMAN FALCHUK, Mijael

Argentina

LLAUCA HUALA, Orietta Eliana

Chile

LÓPEZ MEZA, Isabel del Pilar

Peru

LUBERTINO BELTRÁN, María José

Argentina

MARCHEZINI, Joara

Brazil

MARGFOY CUEVAS, Fabiana

Colombia

MONCADA CORREA, Steven

Colombia

MORAY, Claudia Ramona

Argentina

MUNAYCO LARA, Denisse Raquel

Peru

NARANJO QUINTERO, William

Colombia

OLIVEIRA MORAES, André de

Brazil

OTTONI NOBRE DE OLIVEIRA, Jorge Augusto

Brazil

PALACIOS FLECHAS, Diana Carolina

Colombia

PARRA, Marina

Argentina

REVOLLO CISNEROS, Pía Valentina

Venezuela

ROMERO MEDINA, Amanda

Colombia

SÁNCHEZ ORTIZ, Sara María

Paraguay

SINISTERRA GUTIERRES, Ruth Stefanny

Colombia

SZOTT MEDINA, Cristián Daniel

Chile

WELINSKI DA SILVA SEABRA, Renata

Brazil

2

DAVIS MATTIS, Laleta Lileth

Jamaica

LEOTAUD, Nicole Marie

Trinidad and Tobago

SPENCER, Ruth Viola

Antigua and Barbuda

TULSIE, Bishnunnarine

Saint Lucia

 

3

AGUILAR GONZÁLEZ, Pablo Francisco Miguel

Mexico

ARTIGA CARTAGENA, César Neftalí

El Salvador

BARRANCO PÉREZ, Laura

Mexico

CAMARA MORALES, María Fernanda

Mexico

CASTILLO BLANCO, Gloria Olimpia

Mexico

ESPINOZA NAVARRO, Alfonso Jesús

Costa Rica

GONZÁLEZ GUERRERO, Fabiola

Mexico

HERNÁNDEZ, Gabriel Antonio

Panama

MARTÍNEZ TORREBLANCA, Lauro César

Mexico

MENÉNDEZ CATALÁN, Yerin Estuardo

Guatemala

MURILLO RUIN, Irene

Costa Rica

PÉREZ ROMERO, Luis Alfonso

Mexico

POITEVIN GÓMEZ, Rafael Alexander

Guatemala

RODRÍGUEZ ZAMORA, Mario Alberto

Costa Rica

SOLÍS RINCÓN, Beatriz

Mexico

ZACARÍAS CITALÁN, Zonia Estela

Guatemala

 

2. Rejected candidacies (listed in alphabetical order by last name):

Subregion

Name

Country

Reason

1

 

 

 

CRUZ HUANCA, Rocío Fátima

Bolivia

Late submission

GAETA, Claudia Edith

Argentina

Not registered in RPM on the date of the closing of the electoral register

GAMBOA BALBÍN, Aída Mercedes

Peru

Late submission

HUERE CRISTÓBAL, Karen Pamela

Peru

Not registered in RPM on the date of the closing of the electoral register

JUARA, Gerardo Gabriel

Argentina

Does not include proof of identity and Annex 2 not signed

MACEDO MOZOMBITE, Mayra Maribel

Peru

Is employed or was employed by any Power of the State

MATZKIN, Brenda

Argentina

Not registered in RPM on the date of the closing of the electoral register

MONSALVE FRIEDMAN, Luz Marina

Colombia

Not registered in RPM on the date of the closing of the electoral register

MONTILLA SILVA, Angelo

Colombia

Not registered in RPM on the date of the closing of the electoral register

RAMOS GÓMEZ, Wendoly Samantha

Peru

Not registered in RPM on the date of the closing of the electoral register

3

 

CASTILLO CEJA, Mateo Alfredo

Mexico

Does not include proof of identity nor Annex 2

CASTRO CARBALLO, Suyapa Marlene

Honduras

Not registered in RPM on the date of the closing of the electoral register

GÓMEZ MÉNDEZ, Ana Cristina

Mexico

Not registered in RPM on the date of the closing of the electoral register

RUIZ CRUZ, Francisco Javier

Mexico

Late submission