IN THE NAME OF THEIR PEOPLES, THE AMERICAN STATES REPRESENTED AT THE
NINETEENTH SPECIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, MEETING IN MANAGUA,
NICARAGUA, HAVE AGREED UPON THE FOLLOWING
PROTOCOL OF AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN
following new articles are added to Chapters XIII and XVII of the Charter
of the Organization of American States, as numbered below:
In order to achieve its various goals, especially in the specific area of
technical cooperation, the Inter-American Council for Integral Development
a) Formulate and recommend to the General Assembly a strategic plan
which sets forth policies, programs, and courses of action in matters of
cooperation for integral development, within the framework of the general
policy and priorities defined by the General Assembly.
b) Formulate guidelines for the preparation of the program-budget
for technical cooperation and for the other activities of the Council.
c) Promote, coordinate, and assign responsibility for the execution
of development programs and projects to the subsidiary bodies and relevant
organizations, on the basis of the priorities identified by the Member
States, in areas such as:
1) Economic and social development, including trade, tourism,
integration and the environment;
2) Improvement and extension of education to cover all levels,
promotion of scientific and technological research, through technical
cooperation, and support for cultural activities; and
3) Strengthening of the civic conscience of the American peoples, as
one of the bases for the effective exercise of democracy and for the
observance of the rights and duties of man.
These ends shall be furthered by sectoral participation mechanisms and
other subsidiary bodies and organizations established by the Charter and
by other General Assembly provisions.
d) Establish cooperative relations with the corresponding bodies of
the United Nations and with other national and international agencies,
especially with regard to coordination of inter-American technical
e) Periodically evaluate cooperation activities for integral
development, in terms of their performance in the implementation of
policies, programs, and projects, in terms of their impact, effectiveness,
efficiency, and use of resources, and in terms of the quality, inter alia,
of the technical cooperation services provided; and report to the General
The Inter-American Council for Integral Development shall have the
nonpermanent specialized committees which it decides to establish and
which are required for the proper performance of its functions. Those
committees shall operate and shall be composed as stipulated in the
Statutes of the Council.
The execution and, if appropriate, the coordination, of approved projects
shall be entrusted to the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development,
which shall report on the results of that execution to the Council.
The Secretary General shall appoint, with the approval of the
Inter-American Council for Integral Development, an Executive Secretary
for Integral Development.
The texts of the following articles of the Charter of the Organization
of American States are amended to read as follows:
The Permanent Council of the Organization and the Inter-American Council
for Integral Development are directly responsible to the General Assembly,
and each has the authority granted to it in the Charter and other
inter-American instruments, as well as the functions assigned to it by the
General Assembly and the Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign
The Inter-American Council for Integral Development is composed of one
principal representative, of ministerial or equivalent rank, for each
Member State, especially appointed by the respective Government.
In keeping with the provisions of the Charter, the Inter-American Council
for Integral Development may establish the subsidiary bodies and the
agencies that it considers advisable for the better performance of its
The purpose of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development is to
promote cooperation among the American States for the purpose of achieving
integral development and, in particular, helping to eliminate extreme
poverty, in accordance with the standards of the Charter, especially those
set forth in Chapter VII with respect to the economic, social,
educational, cultural, scientific, and technological fields.
The Inter-American Council for Integral Development shall hold at least
one meeting each year at the ministerial or equivalent level. It shall
also have the right to convene meetings at the same level for the
specialized or sectorial topics it considers relevant, within its province
or sphere of competence. It shall also meet when convoked by the General
Assembly or the Meeting of Consultation of Foreign Ministers, or on its
own initiative, or for the cases envisaged in Article 36 of the Charter.
The following articles are deleted from the Charter of the Organization of
American States: 94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103 and 122.
The title of Chapter XIII of the Charter of the Organization of American
States is amended to read as follows: "The Inter-American Council for
Chapter XIV is deleted. The remaining Chapters of the Charter of the
Organization of American States are therefore renumbered, beginning with
Chapter XIV, which becomes Chapter XV, and so on successively.
The following articles of the Charter of the Organization of American
States are renumbered, beginning with Article 98, which becomes Article
104, and so on successively until the end of the Charter.
The General Secretariat shall prepare a consolidated text of the Charter
of the Organization of American States, which shall include the unamended
provisions of the original Charter, the amendments that were introduced by
the Protocols of Buenos Aires and Cartagena de Indias, and the amendments
introduced by subsequent Protocols at such time as they shall enter into
The present Protocol shall remain open for signature by the Member States
of the Organization of American States and shall be ratified in accordance
with their respective constitutional procedures. The original instrument,
the English, French, Portuguese and Spanish texts of which are equally
authentic, shall be deposited with the General Secretariat, which shall
transmit certified copies thereof to the Governments for purposes of
ratification. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the
General Secretariat, which shall notify the signatory States of such
The present Protocol shall enter into force among the ratifying States
when two-thirds of the signatory States have deposited their instruments
of ratification. This Protocol shall enter into force with respect to the
remaining States in the order in which they deposit their instruments of
The present Protocol shall be registered with the Secretariat of the
United Nations through the General Secretariat of the Organization of
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries, being duly
authorized by their Governments so to do, sign the present Protocol, which
shall be called the "Protocol of Managua", in the city of Managua,
Nicaragua on the tenth day of June in the year one thousand nine hundred