Tourist porteña the Public Defender participated in the VII International Forum on Consumer Protection United Nations in Mendoza
The activity brought together defense officials consumer 20 countries, business representatives, the State and civil society and was organized by the National Consumer Protection Program by the United Nations COMPAL, with the support of the government of Mendoza.
The Forum addressed issues such as new financial technologies and criptomonedas; building confidence in regional markets; citizen participation in consumer protection and consumer protection for tourists.
Hosts the National Director of Consumer Protection, Fernando Blanco Muiño and Governor Alfredo Cornejo explained that the organization of this workshop was intended to be a starting point for governments, civil society, companies and specialized agencies work together an agenda that impacts consumers more and better protected. both they concluded: "Consumers play a key role in today's societies. Since the state must defend being agile in conflict resolution and recognizing and empowering civil society organizations that represent them ".
José Palmiotti, Deputy Ombudsman and tourist defender of the City of Buenos Aires was part of one of the organized panels that addressed the topic related to the current situation of tourist consumer protection in Latin America, the challenges it faces and the measures needed to overcome them. La Dra. Silvina Bacchiega, Deputy Director of the Directorate for Protection of Rights of the Public Defender Tourist Village porteña Palmiotti accompanied during the two-day forum was held.
They formed part of the session with Palmiotti: Anina Castle, Proconsumidor director of Dominican Republic; Bruno Lewicki, Director of Public Policy AirBnB; Florence Mori, Legal department of Despegar.com; Juan Vicente Talaverna, Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Consumers and Users of Paraguay and Juliet Pereira, Member of the Expert Advisory Group of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
The meeting was attended, Paulina Murillo Nevárez, attached advocate users and consumers of the Ombudsman of Ecuador, the Swiss embassy in Argentina, the Federal Trade Commission US, the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany, UN representatives and Consumers International, telephone companies and tourism online, banks, universities, the charity project "Social Refrigerator" protection agencies and national consumer and 18 Latin American countries, plus Spain and Portugal.
Compal is a program of UNCTAD provides institutional and capacity strengthening competition and consumer protection for 16 beneficiary countries of Latin America. Nowadays, Argentina implements the third phase of the program, that develops between 2015 Y 2018.