About the Working Group


At its twenty-eighth regular session, the General Assembly, in resolution AG/RES. 1549 (XXVIII-O/98), instructed the Permanent Council to convene a meeting of government experts and to take the measures it considers appropriate with a view to the adoption of an American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Populations at the twenty-ninth regular session of the General Assembly.

The Meeting of Government Experts to Analyze the Proposed American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Populations was held on February 10-12, 1999.  The conclusions of the meeting were published in the final report, document RECIDIN/doc.10/99, and were subsequently considered by the OAS General Assembly, which, at its twenty-ninth regular session, in resolution AG/RES. 1610 (XXIX-O/99), and bearing in mind the progress made at the Meeting of Government Experts, established a working group to continue consideration of the proposed declaration.  The working group was installed on July 28, 1999, and it was agreed that it should remain under the chairmanship of the Chair of the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs.

Information extracted from GT/DADIN/doc-5/99

Secretary of the Working Group

Currently the Secretary of this Working Group is Georgina Mayorga (link-perfil)