AG/RES. 1351 (XXV-O/95)


(Resolution adopted at the ninth plenary session, held on June 9, 1995)


HAVING SEEN United Nations General Assembly resolution 49/139 and the Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action of the Summit of the Americas;

BEARING IN MIND the Cooperation Agreement signed by the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on June 1, 1995; and


That the heads of state and government of the Hemisphere, gathered in Miami in December 1994, agreed that the White Helmets initiative could help to eradicate poverty in the Hemisphere; and

That their decision is based on the conviction that a concerted international effort by the developed and developing countries can facilitate attainment of this objective and can also strengthen the Hemisphere's ability to respond jointly to emergencies of a humanitarian, social, and development-related nature,


  1. To invite the General Secretariat, in coordination with the Permanent Council, to foster in the regional sphere the White Helmets initiative previously adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1994 (49/139) and, to that end, to establish contact with the IDB in order to ensure that due priority is assigned to the initiative within the framework of the Cooperation Agreement signed by the OAS General Secretariat and the IDB.

  2. To request the Permanent Council to report to the General Assembly at its twenty-sixth regular session on compliance with the present resolution.

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