Today, the International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) pays tribute to all the desaparecidos of the world. So strong is the importance of the Latin American Federation of Associations of Disappeared-Detainees (FEDEFAM) and other federations working on enforced disappearances (ED) that the United Nations officially adopted this significant occasion – first commemorated by our Latin American sisters and brothers in 1981 in San Jose, Costa Rica. In the record of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID), there are 43,250 outstanding cases, many of which have more than one victim. This is not to mention underreporting.
ICAED-IDD-STATEMENT-2017 (full text in English, PDF)