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Quito (Pichincha).-  Within the Sports Summit held since February 18 in Punta del Este, Uruguay, the Secretary of Sports, Andrea Sotomayor, She was elected president of the American Sports Council (CADE) by the members of its Executive Committee.

The CADE is an organization that brings together all government offices and their sports departments (ministries, secretariats, institutes, etc.) throughout the Americas. Its objectives include: exchanging practices in the development of policies and programs; pool resources to support technical and scientific training projects; human resources training; promote teaching programs through working groups; among others.

Ecuador’s proposals in CADE focused on the defense of human rights, the protection of minors and the prevention of violence. The Secretary of Sports, Andrea Sotomayor, proposed to promote teaching programs based on successful experiences such as: Sports Initiation Schools, Extracurricular Activities and Insurance of Yourself, undertaken by this institution and now have the possibility of projecting at the regional level.

“I commit to dedicate all my time, imagination and my effort to face the great challenges of this changing world. My experience in sports has taught me that there are no limits. I believe that we must continue to take advantage of the potential that sport gives us, ”said Sotomayor.

This international event was attended by 44 government representatives from America and Latin America, being the International Sports Summit, an event that included regional assemblies, thematic meetings and conferences, a space conducive to the exchange of experiences that will allow development of societies through physical activity.

Another relevant issue discussed in this meeting is the creation of the South American Sports Capital, which would be chosen each year at the South American Sports Council (CONSUDE). SB / Secretariat of Sport (02/19/2019)