CP/RES. 785 (1266/01)
28 February 2001
CP/RES. 785 (1266/01)
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUP TO PREPARE THE
PROPOSED AMERICAN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS
OF INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS
THE PERMANENT COUNCIL OF THE
ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES,
HAVING SEEN the report of the
Chair of the Working Group to Prepare the Proposed American Declaration on the
Rights of Indigenous Populations (GT-DADIN/doc.15/01 rev.2);
RECALLING that, in fulfillment of
resolution CP/RES. 751 (1198/99), a meeting of the Working Group was held at
OAS headquarters from November 8 to 12, 1999 to continue to consider the
Proposed American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Populations and that,
despite the progress made, the Working Group was not able to finish its work;
CONSIDERING that the General
Assembly, through resolution AG/RES. 1708 (XXX-O/00), decided:
1. To request
the Permanent Council to renew the mandate of the Working Group so that it may
continue to consider the Proposed American Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Populations and hold at least a second meeting before the
thirty-first regular session of the General Assembly, in accordance with the
resources allocated in the program-budget and other resources.
recommend to the Working Group that it follow the procedures agreed upon for
suitable participation in its work by representatives of indigenous
communities, so that their observations and suggestions may be considered.
3. To request
the Inter-American Indian Institute and the Inter-American Juridical Committee
to continue to advise the Working Group as necessary.
4. Also to
request the General Secretariat to publicize the efforts of the Working Group
as necessary and consider the necessary measures to promote more representative
involvement in the Working Group by the Hemisphere's indigenous community
5. To request
the Permanent Council to present a report to the General Assembly at its
thirty-first regular session on the implementation of this resolution,
1. To convene
a special meeting of the Working Group to continue to consider the Proposed
American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Populations.
2. To set
April 2 to 6, 2001 as the date for holding the special meeting of the Working
Group at OAS headquarters.
instruct the Working Group to continue to prepare for the special meeting and
to adopt the measures needed to ensure adequate participation at the meeting of
representatives of the Hemisphere's indigenous communities and make it as
representative as possible.
4. To request
that the Inter-American Indian Institute, the Inter-American Juridical
Committee, the General Secretariat, and the organs, agencies, and entities in
the inter-American system lend assistance to the Working Group, as needed.
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