NGO in Consultative Status with ECOSOC, WIPO, UNCTAD
EXCHANGE AND COOPERATION CENTER
FOR LATIN AMERICA (ECCLA)
The ECCLA is a non-profit international association organized corporately and governed by Articles 60 and ff of the Swiss Code of Civil Law. Its headquarters are located in Geneva. The ECCLA endeavours to bring together individuals and business entities wishing to cooperate in achieving the following objectives:
- To participate in projects and programs of exchanges and cooperation with both public and private Latin American institutions,
- To promote, direct and advise, in Switzerland and abroad, individual or collective entities in all areas of international cooperation,
- To represent Latin American entities with European institutions and international organizations,
- To promote research in the spirit of international cooperation and/or trade from its own initiative or from mandates coming from institutions,
- To promote, support, frame and manage projects for public or private institutions, at the domestic or international levels,
- To maintain a permanent center for information concerning activities linked to Latin American and European countries,
- To organize training courses with other interested institutions,
- All other objectives with an aim toward promoting the implementation of each activity between, the appropriate multinational institutions.
REPRESENTATIONS IN LATIN AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
The Executive Committee, as a result of their own initiative or at the request of a founding subsequent member from a particular country or region, may set up national or regional branches.
PRESENTATION OF ECCLA’s PRESIDENT
Michel CELI VEGAS is an economist and lawyer with a master’s degree in international relations.
He has made his studies in Peru (La Molina, San Marcos and Catholic University), in Spain (Diplomatic School of Madrid) and in Switzerland (Graduate Institute for International Studies in Geneva).
He has worked as an economist and legal adviser in the Ministry of Finance of Peru.
He has extensive experience in international business. He has participated at the Center for Studies and Research in International Law and in the International Law Commission in Geneva.
Mr. CELI VEGAS carries on research as well as the planning, monitoring and evaluation of technical cooperation projects and programs relating to small and medium-sized enterprises in Latin America. He has been representing the World Federation United Nations Association (WFUNA) at the International Labour Conference since 1996 and has been acting as Coordinator for « Working Partners » in Switzerland. He is a member of the American Consultant League.