The Working Group was established on January 15, 2004, as
part of the Permanent Council’s Committee on Juridical and
Political Affairs, pursuant to operative paragraph 5 (a) of
OAS General Assembly resolution AG/RES. 1928 (XXXIII-O/03).
Its mandate was to prepare a draft Inter-American Program
for the Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights of
Migrants, Including Migrant Workers and Their Families (“the
Program”), based on the draft presented by the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, document [CP/CAJP-2038/03].
The member states elected Mr. Eduardo Acevedo Diaz
(Alternate Representative from Argentina) as the President
of the Working Group. After en extensive negotiation and a
special session to receive input for their activities, the
member states reached consensus on a draft program. This
draft, along with a resolution approving the program, were
elevated to the Permanent Council and then the General
Assembly for final approval. With the presentation of the
final documents, the President concluded the activities of
the Working Group on May 20, 2005.