MEETING OF CONSULTATION OF MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

 

Committee for Follow-up to the Twenty-fourth Meeting of Consultation of
Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Rio Treaty)


OEA/Ser.F/II.24
CS/TIAR/RES. 1/01
16 October 2001

Original: Spanish 

 

SUPPORT FOR THE MEASURES OF INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE SELF-DEFENSE
ESTABLISHED IN RESOLUTION RC.24/RES. 1/01

 

THE COMMITTEE DESIGNATED BY THE TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING OF CONSULTATION OF MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS,

 

EMPHASIZING the commitment of member states to maintaining and preserving international peace and security, in accordance with the OAS Charter and the United Nations Charter;

 

RECALLING the inherent right of states to act in the exercise of the right of individual and collective self-defense, recognized by the OAS Charter, the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty), and the Charter of the United Nations

 

TAKING NOTE of resolution RC.24/RES. 1/01 of September 21, 2001, adopted at the Twenty-fourth Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, acting as organ of consultation in application of the Rio Treaty, which resolution provides that "these terrorist attacks against the United States of America are attacks against all American states" and that "all states parties to the Rio Treaty shall provide effective reciprocal assistance to address such attacks and the threat of any similar attacks against any American state and to maintain the peace and security of the continent";

 

CONSIDERING that resolution RC.24.RES. 1/01 also provides that "the states parties shall render additional assistance and support to the United States and to each other, as appropriate, to address the September 11 attacks and also to prevent future terrorist acts";

 

NOTING the measures taken by the United States of America and other states, individually and collectively, in the exercise of their right of self-defense, in accordance with the OAS Charter, the Rio Treaty, and the Charter of the United Nations; and

 

REAFFIRMING the duty of states parties to implement effectively the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, including resolutions 1267, 1333, and 1373,

 

RESOLVES:

 

  1. That the measures being applied by the United States of America and other states in the exercise of their inherent right of individual and collective self-defense have the full support of the states parties to the Rio Treaty.
  2. That the states parties to the Rio Treaty reiterate their willingness to provide additional assistance and support to the United States and to one another, as appropriate, taking into consideration all the provisions of the Rio Treaty, in connection with the attacks of September 11 and to prevent future armed attacks by terrorists.
  3. That the United Nations Security Council will be informed immediately of the text of this resolution and of any other decision this Committee may take on this matter.

 

 

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