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Meetings of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs

 

Minutes

 

  • I Meeting - Panama, Panama - September 23 - October 3, 1939
    When hostilities broke out in Europe, it was suggested that that the situation might disrupt the peace of the Americas. (Pursuant to agreements adopted at the Inter-American Conference for the Consolidation of Peace (Buenos Aires, 1936) and the VIII International Conference of American States (Lima, 1938))

  • II Meeting - La Habana, Cuba - July 21 to 31, 1940
    International repercussions of the war in Europe resulted in new problems for the American republics (European possessions in the Americas).  Pursuant to agreements adopted at the Inter-American Conference for the Consolidation of Peace (Buenos Aires, 1936) and the VIII International Conference of American States (Lima, 1938)

  • III Meeting - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - January 15 to 28, 1942
    Convened at the request of the Government of Chile, in connection with the Japanese attack on the United States on December 7, 1941.

  • IV Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - March 26 to April 7, 1951
    Risk of international communist aggression. resolution adopted by the OAS Permanent Council on December 20, 1950, after taking note of the note from the United States requesting convocation of the Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs.  Articles 30 and 40 of the OAS Charter (1948)

  • V Meeting - Santiago, Chile - August 12 to 18, 1959
    Integral coordination of efforts to resolve the situation in the Caribbean area (draft resolution presented by Brazil, Chile, United States, and Peru, adopted by the Permanent Council on July 13, 1959). Article 39 and 40 of the OAS Charter (1948)

  • VI Meeting - San José, Costa Rica - August 16 to 21, 1960
    To consider the interventionist and aggressive acts by the Government of the Dominican Republic against the Government of Venezuela, which led to an attempt on the life of the President of Venezuela. Convened at the request of Venezuela. resolution convening the Meeting of Consultation adopted by the Permanent Council on July 8, 1960.  Article 6 of the Rio Treaty

  • VII Meeting - San José, Costa Rica - August 22 to 29, 1960
    Requested by Peru to consider hemispheric partnership requirements and defense of the regional system and the democratic principles of the Americas against potential threats. resolution convening the Meeting of Consultation adopted by the Permanent Council on July 18, 1960.  Articles 30 and 40 of the OAS Charter (1948)

  • VIII Meeting - Punta del Este, Uruguay - January 22 to 31, 1962
    Convened at the request of Colombia to consider potential threats to the peace and political independence of the American states from intervention by powers outside the Hemisphere intended to fracture the solidarity of the Americas. resolution convening the Meeting of Consultation adopted by the Permanent Council at its meeting of December 4, 1961.  Articles 6 and 11 of the Rio Treaty

  • IX Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - July 21 to 26, 1964
    Convened at the request of Venezuela to consider measures that should be taken to address the interventionist and aggressive acts by the Government of Cuba affecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Venezuela and the effectiveness of its democratic institutions. resolution convening the Meeting of Consultation adopted by the Permanent Council at its meeting of December 3, 1963.  Article 6 of the Rio Treaty

  • X Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - May 1, 1965 to March 6, 1970
    Grave situation resulting from armed conflict in the Dominican Republic (convened at the request of Chile in a resolution adopted by the Permanent Council at its meeting of April 30, 1965).  Articles 39 and 40 of the OAS Charter (1948)

  • XI Meeting - (First meeting) Washington, D.C., United States - January 24 to February 1, 1967; (Second meeting) Buenos Aires, Argentina - February 15 to 26, 1967; (Third meeting) Punta del Este, Uruguay - April 8 to 14, 1967)
    To decide whether to hold a meeting of heads of state to strengthen the Alliance for Progress and to decide new measures for hemispheric cooperation to facilitate Latin American economic integration. resolution convening the Meeting of Consultation adopted by the Permanent Council at its meeting of September 19, 1966.  Articles 39 and 40 of the OAS Charter (1948)

  • XII Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - June 19 to September 24, 1967
    OAS member states are faced with a grave situation resulting from the posture of the current Government of Cuba. Convened at the request of the Government of Venezuela in a resolution adopted by the Permanent Council at its meeting of June 5, 1967.  Articles 39 and 40 of the OAS Charter (1948)

  • XIII Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - June 26, 1969 to November 17, 1980
    The Government of Honduras denounces the armed aggression of the military forces of the Government of El Salvador and the violation of Honduran air space.  Articles 39, 40, and 43 of the OAS Charter (1948)

  • XIV Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - January 30, 1971 (Remains open)
    An urgent matter of common interest resulting from the use of coercive measures by the Government of the United States (Tuna problem)  Article 59 of the OAS Charter

  • XV Meeting - Quito, Ecuador - November 8 to 12, 1974
    Requested by
    Colombia, Costa Rica, and Venezuela to consider the altered circumstances of 1964 and to decide on the advisability of nullification of the provisions of resolution I of the Ninth Meeting of Consultation on application of measures to the current Government of Cuba.  Application of the Rio Treaty

  • XVI Meeting - San José, Costa Rica - July 29, 1975
    Requested by the delegations of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela to examine the issue of the freedom of the States Parties to the Rio Treaty to take steps to normalize or conduct relations with the Republic of Cuba at the level and in the manner deemed appropriate by each state.  Application of the Rio Treaty

  • XVII Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - September 21, 1978 to December 14, 1992
    Requested by Venezuela, consideration was given to the events occurring on the Costa Rica/Nicaragua border at special meetings of the Permanent Council held on September 7, 12, 15, and 18, 1978. At the last of these meetings, resolution CP/RES. 251 (342/78) was adopted, convening the XVII Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs.  Article 59 of the OAS Charter

  • XVIII Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - December 30, 1978
    The Permanent Council served as Organ of Consultation in connection with complaints made by Costa Rica regarding Nicaragua, which were presented at a special meeting held on November 22, 1978.  Article 6 of the Rio Treaty

  • XIX Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - February 2 to 4, 1981
    Consideration of the Ecuador/Peru border conflict.  Articles 59 and 60 of the OAS Charter

  • XX Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - April 26, 1982 (Remains open)
    Requested by Argentina, in connection with the grave situation in the South Atlantic (Malvinas Islands).  Article 6 of the Rio Treaty

  • XXI Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - May 17, 1989 to December 14, 1992
    Requested by Venezuela to consider the grave crisis in Panama in its international context.  Documents for the first to the seventh plenary sessions are available only in Spanish.  First part of Article 60 of the Charter

  • XXII Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - January 9, 1992 (Did not meet)
    Requested by Venezuela, to consider measures that should be taken to address the threat to the region’s democratic institutions from the resurgence of militaristic tendencies in the Hemisphere.  First part of Article 60 of the Charter

  • XXIII Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - September 19, 2001
    In connection with the terrorist acts perpetrated within the territory of the United States on September 11, 2001.  Articles 61 to 65 of the OAS Charter

    Declaration
    resolution List of participants
    List of documents

  • XXIV Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - September 19, 2001
    Convened to agree on measures that should be taken for the common defense and for the maintenance of peace and security in the Hemisphere.  Articles 11 and 12 of the Rio Treaty
     

  • XXV Meeting - Washington, D.C., United States - March 17, 2008
    Convened
    by the Permanent Council taking into consideration that on the morning of Saturday, March 1, 2008, military forces and police personnel of Colombia entered the territory of Ecuador, in the province of Sucumbíos, without the express consent of the government of Ecuador to carry out an operation against members of an irregular group of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia who were clandestinely encamped on the Ecuadorian side of the border;
     

 


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